Were Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang snuffed out by the smoking ban?
Today we heard the tragic story that Mall of America negotiations with United Media, the licensor of the Peanuts and Camp Snoopy brands; had been severed. As of January 19 MOA can no longer use the Peanuts or Camp Snoopy name.
It doesn't take an MBA to figure out that money, or lack thereof, is the most likely cause of the breakdown in negotiations. And I'd bet all my Camp Snoopy tokens that the Mall of America revenue losses, due to all the 4th floor bar & restaurant closings; because of the Bloomington smoking ban, had something to do with Mall of America management coming up short of Snoopy cash.
Bloomington, MN. smoking ban kills Snoopy as well as numerous Mall of America businesses.
Let's see what Bloomington city council members have to say.
And let's not forget the role the instigator's; American Lung, MPAAT, American Cancer, Robert Wood Johnson etc.; played in depriving children and visitors to MOA of the Peanuts experience...............Good grief Charlie Brown, it's for their own good.
The rest of the story can be found here.