Milwaukee Backs Off Bra Ban

Dan Evon - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 4:23 a.m. ET

Milwaukee has decided to forget about its bra ban at a historic bowling alley in the city.

But no, the city wasn’t trying to strip women of their chest support while they bowled. The problem was actually hanging from the ceiling.

Yahoo News reports that a city inspector complained about the bars decorum saying that the bras hanging from the ceiling were a fire hazard. The Holler House faced some severe fines for hanging bras from the ceiling but the Milwaukee city council decided this week to forget about the bra ban.

The Holler House has been around for over 100 years and owner Marcy Skowronski said that women have been flinging their bras up the rafters at least 45 years.

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Skowronski said: “They’ve been hanging there for 45 years. I had inspectors here for 45 years. Every year they come and nobody’s said anything.”

When she was told to take the bras down, she called up a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hoping that some publicity would solve her problem. Well, it worked.

Alderman Bob Donovan caught wind of the problem and in less than a day the bra ban was lifted at the Milwaukee bowling alley.

Donovan said: “Long story short, common sense prevailed and the city backed down … We’re going to have a rehang the bras party over there and perhaps charge at the door … And any money we are able to bring in, the proceeds will go to buying a little common sense for the Department of Neighborhood Services.”


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