Weenie King to stay at Harding’s

Mike King, proprietor of the Weenie Kings push-cart hot dog stand, said he has decided to keep his business in the parking lot at Harding’s grocery store on West Michigan Avenue for the rest of the season.

After the Three Rivers Public Library Board earlier this year evicted King from his five-year location at the Three Rivers Public Library parking lot, King fielded more than half dozen offers from area businesses in Three Rivers and eventually chose to settle at Harding’s, next door to the library.

King said Harding’s manager Matt Bowen has offered the lot with no strings attached. King added that he appreciates being able to work in a location where he feels welcome.

Discussion about whether to grandfather Weenie Kings to the library parking lot is a matter expected to be fielded by the eight-member library board April 24. King said he would like to know he could return to the library if something ends up not working out at Harding’s.

The board’s decision was unpopular with the Three Rivers City Commission, whose members are contemplating whether to remove library board president Sharon Rogers from the position.

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