By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View
Sometimes, business and politics don’t mix.
Peter Mahoney, a Litchfield Park councilman for nearly two decades, abruptly resigned on Oct. 4.
Mahoney is the owner of three downtown Litchfield Park restaurants: Park Cafe, Old Pueblo Cafe and Papa Paul’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta. He said the planned development of a 20-acre Village Center led to a “perceived” conflict of interest.
The Village Center property “surrounds my restaurant,” he said. “It’s property the city bought four-plus years ago for about $4 million.