I wasn’t that interested in the Keith Gross story until Erick brought the technology spin in earlier today. After that I got a little curious and did some digging.
Keith Gross bought Chris’ Steak House in Gaithersburg, Maryland in July 2005. As recently as June 2006 folks were submitting reviews, and even specifically commenting about how owners Keith and Ben were never too busy to stop by the table to socialize. Unless he was commuting from Georgia, my guess is that Gross was living in Maryland at the time.
I wasn’t able to find exactly when Chris’ shut down, but in fact the June 28, 2006 review from above commented about eating at Chris’ the previous week.
Now, it seems to me that the issue of residency is a pretty valid one at this point – and should be easy enough to prove on the part of Gross. There is enough data to suggest that he at least was cutting it very close.
As to the issue of the Florida tags, I’m willing to bet that he believes the ad valorem tax sucks just as much as everyone else, and kept his car registered in Florida with family or friends as long as possible. He’s certainly not the first to do that. But, last time I checked, you had thirty days to get Georgia plates when you move into the state.
Mr. Gross or Mr. Acuna, consider this an open request from PeachPundit to clear things up. Specifically, give a timeline of Mr. Gross’ residency in the state with supporting facts. Get in touch with us at [email protected] and we’ll post your response, unedited, to the front page.