Will Camping World move Statesville store over flag controversy?

  

Lemonis Tweeted about the Statesville flag controversy early Thursday morning – Source: @marcuslemonis on Twitter

Referencing a story about a jumbo US flag not being allowed at Camping World in Statesville, CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote on Twitter this morning that he would move the store.

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His Tweet says it’s not a problem since their lease is ending soon.  Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag.

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His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet.

CLICK HERE to view Statesville’s ordinance pertaining to flag size

CLICK HERE to view notes from the Statesville Board of Adjustment meeting where Camping World was denied a request for a rule exception concerning flag size

Camping World is known for oversized flags such as the one at Randy Marion on Gaither Road which is grandfathered under the current rules.

Representing Camping World, a flag vendor appeared before the Statesville Board of Adjustment in August 2015 asking for an exception to place a 130 feet pole with a 40 by 80 feet flag. That was denied unanimously.

Tweets from Lemons mentioning Statesville received more than 500 re-tweets.  The City of Statesville says it has no comment on the case.

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