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.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.