Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:55 PM ET

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National Audio 2:55 PM ET

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NAT108 - (Escobar-Restaurant) VANCOUVER. x-33s. (Spencer Harwood) A new Latin-themed restaurant in Vancouver is drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization over what the group says is an inappropriate name choice. (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT109 - (Escobar-Restaurant) VANCOUVER. x-20s. The executive chef of new Latin-themed Vancouver restaurant is not backing down on the decision to name it Escobar, despite drawing the ire of a local cultural society. Sarah Kashani (cah-SHAWNEE') says she understands why people are upset by the name shared with the famed Colombian drug dealer but she says the restaurant does not glorify him. ("..purely entertainment.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Kashani says she's surprised at the backlash they've received given the use of the name by restaurants in Calgary and Toronto. …

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