UPDATE: Milwaukee bar to hold party to rehang bras

UPDATED Monday, June 10, 2013 --- 5:26 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The historic Milwaukee bowling alley and bar that had to take dozens of bras down from a ceiling is holding a party to rehang them all.

A city inspector in April ordered Holler House owner Marcy Skowronski to take the bras down, saying they were a fire hazard. Skowronski and some of her friends started the tradition 45 years ago, when they had a few drinks and threw their bras onto skis hanging from the ceiling.

But after the 87-year-old great-grandmother contacted the media and the alderman last month, the city backed down.

Skowronski says she expects a full house Friday night for the party.

The bar started in 1908 is also known for its two downstairs bowling alleys, which are the oldest certified in America according to its sign.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 --- 5:23 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A historic Milwaukee bowling alley and bar almost went without the appropriate support after a city inspector decided dozens of bras hanging from its ceiling were a fire hazard.

Holler House owner Marcy Skowronski says she and her friends started the tradition 45 years ago, when they had a few drinks and threw their bras onto skis hanging from the bar's ceiling.

Inspectors didn't say anything until this year.

The 87-year-old great-grandmother appealed to the city but failed, so her son-in-law took the bras down for fear they would get fined.

That made her even more frustrated so she called the newspaper and Alderman Bob Donovan. Donovan made some calls, and within a day the city backed down.

Skowronski says she plans to have a party to rehang bras.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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