On Dec. 10, a group organized by The ANSWER Coalition demonstrated outside the Continental on Third Avenue for what they say are acts of bias by the bar’s bouncers against African-American patrons ... there is a flyer taped to a streetlight near the bar with details of another picket ... on Jan. 29 from 8-10 p.m.
Bar owner Trigger Smith denied the allegations, telling the Local East Village that patrons were not being turned away because of the color of their skin but because the bar has a policy against admitting patrons who do not adhere to its unwritten dress code.
“It just so happens that more people of a certain minority wear these things than others. But I don’t want white trash either, or Jersey Shore boys.”
Previously on EV Grieve:
Patrons accuse the Continental of discrimination