The Milwaukee bra ban has been lifted, which means these articles of
underwear can hang from the rafters once again at a local bar. Bras
were banned in Milwaukee, but this didn't mean the town was full of
women bouncing along the sidewalk, the bra ban only pertained to a
bar. This unique drinking establishment is a place where bras dangle
off the ceiling as a tradition that has gone on for about a half of a
century, according to the Inquistr on May 18, 2013.
''The Holler House'', an establishment that's been in operation for about
100 years, began a tradition about 45 years ago, where women started
filling up the ceiling with bras. Marcy Skowronski, the owner of the bar,
explains this strange phenomenon at at the Holler House.
Skowronski said that when women have had a little too much to drink,
the bras come off and the women fling them onto the ceiling and they
hang off the rafters. The Holler House's claim to fame are these bras
dangling from the ceiling of every size, shape and color. There are bras
with or without underwires, front closing bras, bras that latch in back,
some very sexy and some just generic bras, all that signify a woman's
happy-go-lucky night out.
When the Holler House recently had a city inspector come in and tell
Skowronski that the bras had to come down as they pose a fire hazard,
she didn't understand what the problem could be. The bras have hung
from the ceiling for 45 years and the bar's gone through 45 yearly
inspections without the garments being deemed a fire hazard before.
Skowronski said she doesn't understand why the inspector did this, saying
that maybe the inspector was having a bad day or maybe the inspector
just doesn't like her. Skowronski wasn't going to take the bra ban lying
down, she contacted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hoping a little bit of
publicity would work on changing this bra ban.
She was right, the Milwaukee City Council had a meeting and the bra ban
was lifted. The bras can continue to hang from the rafters, like they have
for the past half of a century. The only problem is, Skowronski took the bras
down off the rafters when she was first told she had to. This gives Holler House
the oppurtunity to hold a “bra hanging party,” which will happen sometime in
the near future.
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