Former Mob Christmas Tree Vendor On Starting Legit Business from Trailer

December 15, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for salesman Scott Lechner of SoHo Trees, who enjoys the holidays from a different perspective. Lechner’s roots in the Christmas tree industry began when it was controlled by the mob and organized crime. Today, he sells all types of trees to all New Yorkers, families and celebrities alike. He’s even sold trees to Mariah Carey. “I do get billionaires bargaining with me for $10, though,” he joked.’s Johanna Li has more.

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