Numerous patrons and employees who were at Two Bucks on Friday night are alleging via a "Boycott Two Bucks Milwaukee" Facebook page that the owner, Lynn Forthaus, made racist comments toward African American patrons and refused to serve them.
One patron wrote that she was tapped on the shoulder after midnight on Friday and asked to leave, others wrote that she made racist remarks.
Rico Redd was the bouncer that night and says he saw Forthaus refuse service to African American patrons and say she did not want any "ghetto people" in her bar. Redd walked off the job after he and Forthaus got in an argument about her behavior.
Oval Reid, a bartender at Two Bucks since it opened in 2012, was drinking at the bar on Friday night and he, too, says he witnessed Forthaus "kicking out" black patrons. Reid later quit, as well.
According to Facebook, Two Bucks was closed on Saturday night. OnMilwaukee.com attempted to call Forthaus, but her mailbox is full. She did allegedly reach out to at least one employee and one customer via text message to apologize.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com as this story develops.
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