Angry protests erupt at ‘racist’ Brooklyn bar that serves 40 ounces of rose wine in paper bags and brags about its ‘genuine’ bullet holes in the wall

Protest erupted at a Brooklyn bar on Saturday amid anger at the owner’s decision to make a feature of a ‘bullet damaged’ wall on the property, sell wine in 40 ounce bottles and suggest she might wrap beverages in paper bags.

Dozens met up outside Summerhill, a ‘boozy sandwich shop’ in Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York to speak out against the ‘bar’s commodification of stereotypes that only serve to hurt the community.’

The area has been rapidly gentrifying in recent years and the owner – Canadian former corporate lawyer Becca Brennan – has been accused of racism for trading on the neighborhood’s African American roots.

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  • Justin St.Denis

    This is a GREAT start-up marketing strategy for an eatery in a recently gentrified/gentrifying neighbourhood. I am somewhat surprised that the owner is Canadian as Canadians are not known for innovative marketing. If this neighbourhood had been an ethnic enclave of some sort – say, Italian or Irish or Greek – and the restauranteur in question chose to “renovate” commercial space but preserve its original “flavour”, nobody would bat an eyelash.

    The Race Card has become dog-eared from overuse. Further, nobody BELIEVES it anymore……..

  • krystal10

    I visited East Berlin two years after the Wall came down. It was fascinating in more ways than one.
    What I noticed were the bullet-riddled residential buildings; loaded with bullet holes up to 8′ high. It told quite the story. I was thinking how important it was to preserve these holes as part of their history.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Why don’t the blacks gentrify their own neighborhoods?
    Oh that’s right, because they are stupid and violent.
    Nothing good can occupy the same space while they are also in it.
    Screw ’em.

    • marty_p

      The Cracker has to aks permission to open a business.
      No doubt Jessie Jackson and Farrakhan will be the next black racists to wade in on this.

    • BillyHW

      If I was born black I would die of embarrassment. I would also do the world a favour and not breed.

  • tom_billesley

    “commodification of stereotypes” – $10 words in a 2 bit ‘hood.

  • tom_billesley

    “the neighborhood’s African American roots”
    ? In the 1920’s Crown Heights was a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Until the blacks ran the jews out.
      I guess that’s part of the black people’s struggle too!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Malt liquor menthol smokes grape Kool Aid fried chicken and watermelon. Served by pregnant hood rats

  • RottyLover

    Negro fatigue. The struggle is real.