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Milwaukee bra ban overturned

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM   |   Comments

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May 19 (UPI) -- Holler House Tavern was decorated with hundreds of bras left by female patrons for nearly half a century, until a Milwaukee, Wisc., city inspector decided that the sartorial decor constituted a fire hazard.

"We've had bras hanging here for 45 years. It's been a charm of the place," Holler House Tavern owner Marcy Skowronski, 87, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday.

"So here comes this gal, and she's walking in here like Lady Astor's pet horse, you know, and she says she wants those bras down because they're a fire hazard. Now how can a bra be a fire hazard unless someone is wearing it? Honest to God."

According to WTMJ, Skowronski complied with the city inspector's demands and piled the bar's bra collection into a corner. But she also called her local alderman, Bob Donovan, who alerted the media and contacted the Department of Neighborhood Services.

The city agreed to overturn the bra ban, which means Skowronski will get to re-hang the bras that hundreds of women have left there over the years.

"We all got bombed, all these girls. And we just decided to take our bras off and hang them up," she said of one night in the 1960s, when the tradition started.

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