SALEM (CBS) – Some recent problems at a Salem restaurant has all the eateries banding together to revive a tough policy for unruly customers.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports
It’s called “One Strike and You’re Out.”
Twenty-four Salem restaurants have now joined forces to ban problem customers.
Anyone who is arrested or given a no-trespass order at one restaurant means they will banned from all 24 for six months.
Pat Schultz, owner of The Howling Wolf Taqueria, says the 2008 program was forgotten until some recent disturbances at Bangkok Paradise.
“It’s really more precautionary. I don’t think Salem has a reputation as being a bawdy place or a dangerous place to go,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Friday.
Diane Wolf, co-owner of The Lobster Shanty, says not too many people have been banned.
“It’s beauty is in its deterrent factor. Threatening somebody with not being able to go to any of the awesome bars in Salem for six whole months helps keep people behaving themselves.”
The program was revived just in time for October, which is Salem’s busiest time of the year.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic contributed to this report.
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