Diners Have Mexico City Restaurant's Back, Artists Face Audit, Fab Opens Brick-and-Mortar: May 1

Diners Have Mexico City Restaurant's Back, Artists Face Audit, Fab Opens Brick-and-Mortar: May 1
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After the daughter of a government official couldn’t get the table she wanted at popular Mexico City restaurant Maximo Bistrot, she tried to use her influence to shut the eatery down, writes Damien Cave. The disgruntled diner’s ploy backfired when Twitter erupted with outrage about her behavior. [New York Times]

“They’re arguing that we’re not intending to make a profit on art, that we’re just pretending to be artists so we can indulge in our hobbies and go on vacations,” says Lynette Reini-Grandell, a poet who’s facing a Minnesota state audit with her wife, musician Venus DeMars, according to Jim Walsh. [MinnPost]

Caroline Winter writes that online retailer Fab.com is opening a brick-and-mortar outpost in Hamburg, Germany—in the backyard of the Samwer brothers, the notorious copycat entrepreneurs who tried and failed to launch a Fab imitator. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

David Mielach compiles a list of 10 Twitter feeds that entrepreneurs should follow. [BusinessNewsDaily]

Carl Bass, chief executive officer of 3D design company Autodesk, says the emergence of computing power allows designers, architects, and engineers to build digital prototypes of anything (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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