Blacks Should All Be Upset Over Brooklyn Boozy Sandwich Shop

The latest cocktail bar and “boozy sandwich shop” Summerhill, located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn has not been on the restaurant scene for too long, but is beginning to become one of the most discordant restaurants in the city.

The New York Eater reports that last Monday the owners of the restaurant issued a PR blast to shed light on the highly controversial restaurant.

Oh, and also signage! Big day over here.

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Summerhill, located at 673 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, opened in June. Esquire reports that the restaurant’s owner, Becca Brennan,thought it would be a great idea to serve drinks in 40 oz. bottles placed in paper bags. The restaurant’s “bullet hole” decor has offended patrons and residents in the community.

Despite the criticism, Brennan intends to keep her establishment like it is.

“Yes, that bullet hole-ridden wall was originally there and, yes, we’re keeping it.” Locals are in a complete uproar over the restaurant bragging about their decor.

Brennan originally derided the criticism of the bullet holes, claiming that the “rumored backroom illegal gun shop” previously occupied the space.

There are now signs proclaiming that Summerhill is racist, colonialist, and a gentrifier plastered everywhere surrounding the establishment.

Locals voiced their frustrations claiming the restaurant’s “sole purpose of ridiculing and mocking us.”

Residents consider Summerhill’s tactics as harmful, racially stereotypical, and referential to gun violence.

Summerhill still remains open after all the backlash. Brennan released a statement Saturday via Instagram further apologizing for her recent comments, “I deeply apologize for any offense that my recent comments might have caused. I did not intend to be insensitive to anyone in the neighborhood, and I am sorry that my words have caused pain. I made light of serious issue and that was wrong.”

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The future success of Summerhill is to be determined.

*Disclaimer: Video contains vulgar language. Viewer discretion is advised.

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey


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