Owner of Viral 9/11 Themed Bar in Texas Defends His Establishment
A Texas bar has gone viral for the theme of the restaurant but the owner is defending his 9/11 themed bar.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the bar has actually been in operation since 2013, but after a tweet by Jesse Tyler that he posted last week went viral, the owner is now finding himself having to defend his bar.
Brent Johnson is the 62-year-old owner of the bar which is attached to a Tex-Mex restaurant called "Rio Mambo Tex Mex y Mas" that actually opened on September 11, 2001.
“I opened my restaurant on the most tragic day of my life,” said Johnson to DailyMail.com. “9/11 was just a very tragic day for our country. It was very somber and it’s become a sacred day for all of us.”
Texas Monthly was most critical saying that Ft. Worth residents had plenty of time to decide if the name was tasteless, which they did not.
They also reported that the bar has been receiving a lot of one-star Yelp reviews from people who have never even set foot in the place, which is unfair.
So what do you think? Is it a concept you think is tasteless, or one that honors the memory of those who lost their lives at Ground Zero on that fateful day?
I personally would like to visit the bar and find out just what it is all about, so next time I am in Ft. Worth, I will be making a stop at the bar and checking things out for myself, if this publicity doesn't force it to close down before I can get there.