By Steven Galbraith, PACE President
PACE recently met with the owner of The Vintage Wine Bar to further discuss the events that occurred on February 2, 2018. After reviewing video footage from the incident and speaking with staff members at length who were present that evening, the owner admitted his employees handled the situation inappropriately.
The owner said that this situation has led to lengthy discussions with his staff on how to handle harassment in his places of business. He has instructed staff that, if a similar incident occurs in the future, that patron will immediately be told to leave the premises, no matter who the offender is. He stated that harassment of any type - by anyone - at The Vintage or Chianti will not be tolerated. The owner also wanted to stress that ALL are always welcome at his places of establishment and wanted to reinforce that the behavior that occurred that evening is unacceptable.