Property owner Rob Baumgart, a Raleigh businessman, said he offered his land after reading about the group’s plight in The News & Observer. Baumgart said he agrees with Occupy’s embrace of small business – but does not consider himself a supporter.
“I had a supply, they had a demand,” Baumgart said. “That’s capitalism. That’s the way the U.S. works.”
The group is paying monthly rent of $400 for the spot.