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Ex-Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Claims Restaurant Bounced Her Over Leggings

Ex-ATL Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Capital Grille Bounced Me … Over Dress Code & My Leggings!!!

4/16/2022 4:19 PM PT

Keisha Lance Bottoms claims a restaurant refused to let her dine when they felt she wasn’t dressed up enough — and it sounds like she thinks something nefarious might be afoot.

The former mayor of Atlanta tweeted out her alleged experience Friday, writing … “I was just turned away at @CapitalGrille at Perimeter Mall because I have on leggings. 🤷🏽‍♀️” While she didn’t suggest a racial element in her initial remarks, she later followed up with more info.

I was just turned away at @CapitalGrille at Perimeter Mall because I have on leggings. 🤷🏽‍♀️

— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 15, 2022 @KeishaBottoms

WSBTV anchor Kristen Holloway pointed out that Capital Grille does, indeed, have a dress code … something they note on their website. Among the articles of clothing they apparently don’t allow — gym attire, sweat pants, tank tops, hats, exposed undergarments, etc.

But, KLB begged to differ … suggesting somebody came right after her that she seems to have felt wasn’t up to snuff either, but was allowed access regardless.

Odd that a restaurant in a mall parking lot turns away customers in “mall” attire. Asked if I could sit in the bar area and was told, “No.”. Rules are the rules, just wonder if the woman who came in immediately after me, who I did not see come back out, was also denied service. https://t.co/4GRq97cwGP

— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 15, 2022 @KeishaBottoms

She wrote, “Odd that a restaurant in a mall parking lot turns away customers in ‘mall’ attire. Asked if I could sit in the bar area and was told, ‘No.'”

Keisha adds, “Rules are the rules, just  wonder if the woman who came in immediately after me, who I did not see come back out, was also denied service.” The ex-mayor didn’t elaborate further, so it’s unclear what exactly the other lady might’ve been wearing.

BLACK Democrat Mayor of Atlanta (my Friend) Keisha Lance Bottoms was refused service at @CapitalGrille

But WHITE Folk in Gym clothes and T-shirts are totally fine at Capital grille pic.twitter.com/HDYkZRuqSs

— Daniel Newman (@DanielNewman) April 16, 2022 @DanielNewman

While Keisha herself didn’t explicitly allege racism, people were quick to make that leap … digging up photos purportedly showing white folks at the same restaurant in very caj getups, including the same types of gear CG bans on their site. So, some see a double standard.

KLB hasn’t chimed in further, and Capital Grille itself has been mum … having yet to comment publicly on her accusation. No word on what more, if anything, may come of this.

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FWIW, this is far from the first time in recent memory that a person of color has accused a fancy restaurant of discrimination through the veil of a dress code … it happened back in 2020, when a mom alleged exactly that in Baltimore — and even took the issue to court.

NBA HOF’r Dominique Wilkins claimed something similar last year in Atlanta as well.

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