Unless you want your wine bar to look like a brothel, purple curtains are a no-no apparently

www.theregister.co.uk | 3/7/2019 | Staff
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To the whimsically Arthurian-named town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall, England, where the owner of a wine bar has found himself defending his biz in the local media against claims that it looks more like a bordello.

And what, pray, is the offending characteristic attracting these claims?

Streams - Shifty - Men - Hours - Night

Streams of shifty, shame-drenched men entering and exiting at all hours of the night? No!

Purple curtains. Sumptuous, velvety purple curtains.

Alan - Gilbert - Owner - Trewithen - Bistro

Alan Gilbert, owner of Trewithen Bistro and Wine Bar, told news site Cornwall Live that someone was even bothered enough by the decor to write an anonymous letter suggesting the venue "looks like a house of ill repute".

And since the bar's opening on 5 February, whispers have spread across the parish about how the "dingy" interior "suggested illegitimate goings-on, looking like a brothel or a funeral parlour", Gilbert said.

Scheme - Building - Coloured - Curtains - Window

He added that the scheme was inspired by the building, which is "is orange and purple coloured" itself. "We decided to have curtains in the window so put them in and opened."

Soon the businessman received a text from a woman claiming to represent the interests of residents who said the place was "bringing the town down and making it look cheap".

Gilbert - Look

Gilbert invited her to take a look and said he would try to work...
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