More on Roxgate! The Rox Bar and Grille has chosen not to contact anyone in our party. Our emails and phone calls have been left unanswered. They did, however, post this on their Facebook page today.
"Dear Patrons of the Rox Bar and Grille, We are sorry. To anyone that we have offended, we ask that you please accept our sincere apologies. I promise you though, this was a big misunderstanding that is missing many of the facts. At Rox Bar and Grille, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. Unfortunately, we have had to deal with heated debates in our establishment, that could have potentially threatened the safety of our staff, as well as our patrons. We are a small, family owned business and when you walk through our doors, we feel a great responsibility to enforce a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. We truly do open our doors as if it were our home, and welcome anyone and everyone to spend time here with us. We DO NOT condone any type of discriminatory behavior in our establishment. We are in constant pursuit of perfection and are already working on solutions that will prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.We deeply value our relationship with our customers. Without all of you, we do not exist. Yours in service, Dennis Hronis and Peter Hronis - Owners"
I'm confused why they are supporting a "family friendly atmosphere" when you must be 21 to enter. But I don't really care why they have their alleged policy and see no need for them to justify it by alleging previous violence; the alleged policy should have been made clear to us before we entered. And I disagree with their claim that they "DO NOT condone any type of discriminatory behavior in our establishment." They are judging people based on what they choose to wear. They are judging people based on their appearance.
If the Rox Bar wants to discriminate against people who wear their political hearts on their sleeves, so be it. But don't lie about it -- and don't let us waste our money there before saying we're not welcome back.