Published: Nov 12, 2010 12:42 AM EST
Updated: Nov 11, 2010 8:50 PM EST

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - At first glance, the whimsical colorful theme of the Chefs' Express Restaurant makes you feel like you don't have a care in the world.

But a glance into the restaurants window and you realize something is cooking inside.

Bills of all denominations, but with similar messages, to Marco Island's city leaders. Protesting the restaurant's impact assessment fee of 64,000 dollars.

Rick Feinman moved his open air restaurant into an adjacent building after a harsh winter last year.

Rick says he expected there would be fees involved with the move, but couldn't believe what the city wanted him to pay. 64,000 dollars, he says, would force him to shut down. So as customers continue to leave money with messages of encouragement rick says he'll face city leaders again in December and hope for the best.