The controversy is continuing over the decision to remove a mural from the Amazing World of Doctor Seuss Museum.
Last week, museum officials said they would remove the mural that included a depiction of a Chinese character after several children's book authors called it a jarring racist image.
Local restaurant owner and real estate developer Andy Yee, along with business partner Peter Picknelly, offered to buy the mural on Saturday and place it at The Student Prince restaurant, which they own.
Yee is a first-generation Chinese-American and said at a press conference at the restaurant that he has no problem with the mural.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, who wants the mural to stay, calls the controversy over it political correctness at its worst.
(picture provided by Springfield Mayor's Office)