In the UK, it opened a cafe, which is impossible to visit with the children, but it is possible with dogs
• In the UK, opened a cafe, which is impossible to visit with the children, but it is possible with dogs
Recently opened café has caused fury among parents: the owner has forbidden entry to children under 12 years. But dogs can come.
A month ago, 61-year-old Bob Higginson (Bob Higginson) opened in Brikskheme cafe The Chart Room. After opening the host announced that the cafe can come with older children and even dogs, but children under 12 years will not be served. Angry locals said that such a ban - is a form of discrimination.
"My main clients - it is more mature people who want peace and quiet. I wanted people to be able to come and remember the past, keep the nostalgic conversations without children who run around and distract "- Higginson said.
He added that children often break things, "We are expensive artifacts that are not hidden under glass in museums. Previously, we already had incidents where children broke things. "
Higginson says that he does not mind people to come with dogs. Many walk with the dog helper, others simply bring pets. "I've never seen a dog that is misbehaving," - said the host institution. However, local resident Wendy Moore urged people to boycott the Chart Room: "Who do think he is the Bob Higginson? Would he forbade him to come to the restaurant with disabilities? And representatives of different races and religions? And what about the elderly? I bet I would not. So why does he think that it is possible to forbid the children to come? This is blatant discrimination. "
"I'd rather go to a place full of happy, loud kids running around than some dark, quiet and a miserable place where everyone sits for tedious conversation, sipping tea. But this is only my choice, "- said another local resident, Lee Knight.
But there were also those who supported Bob. "If parents supervise their children, such prohibition would not be, but apparently they are afraid to do it. This is a business, and Bob is his right ", - said Sharon Taylor.
Local officials said that to let or not to allow young children to the restaurant, the owner decides. The law is not spelled out.