A local bar/restaurant is on the defensive this week after posting a new dress code that mandated “must have heels” for female patrons. According to Huffington Post,
ProAbition, located about an hour outside Los Angeles in Riverside, California, posted a flyer for its Twenties-themed opening with the following dress code:
No tennis shoes. No baggy attire. No sports hats. No hooded sweaters. No t-shirts. Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must have heels. (Exception will be made if injured.)
The uproar on Facebook was enough that ProAbition posted a response later that day, defending the policy:
We have put a lot of time, money, and effort into creating ProAbiton; and we wish to create and maintain an atmosphere that is consistent with our vision. With that, we believe the people — our customers, and friends that come to ProAbtion are the biggest part of that atmosphere. That is why we have a dress code — to promote and maintain this atmosphere for the enjoyment of all.
Actually, I kind of like the idea of a Twenties-themed nightclub – but then I wouldn’t have to wear heels. Twenties drinks, atmosphere, cocktails – There’ll be smooth sailin’ ’cause I’m trimmin’ my sails, in my top hat and my white tie and my tails
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