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David Chang Says Security at Trump Tower Is ‘Killing’ Midtown Businesses

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President-elect Donald Trump’s residency in his Midtown penthouse in Trump Tower has caused concern among not only residents but also retail and restaurant businesses.

Celebrity chef David Chang expressed his discontent for the widespread security on Fifth Avenue via Twitter. 

Chang’s Chambers Hotel compound — which features Má Pêche, Fuku+, and Milk Bar on West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues — is in close proximity to Trump Tower, at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue, and will likely see the effects of minimized foot traffic in the area.

Other critics have compared the increased security of Trump Tower and the surrounding area to an “armed encampment,” predicting a bleak future with “clogging streets” and “retail businesses shriveling,” wrote Justin Davidson of New York Magazine.

Trump’s wife, Melania, and their 10-year-old son, Barron, will not move into the White House after the inauguration. They will remain in New York so Barron can remain at his school in Manhattan, further increasing security in the Midtown area, the New York Post reported. 

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