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New Fells Point restaurant under fire for 'discriminatory' dress code

Posted at 8:28 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 08:28:05-04

BALTIMORE — A new Fells Point restaurant is under fire after critics claim that its new dress code is discriminatory.

The Choptank, which is owned by the Atlas Group, has a strict dress code that says all baseball hats must be worn forward; no athletic attire admitted after 10 p.m.; no brimless headwear; and no jerseys allowed, except on your team’s game day.

Those are just a few of the guidelines, but critics are saying that this dress code is a way to keep out minorities.

The Atlas Group’s CEO, Alex Smith, issued a statement on this situation. He says that Choptank isn’t the only restaurant in Baltimore City with a dress code. Many other businesses and establishments have dress codes, including Baltimore City Schools.

According to Smith, the dress code has worked for them and it’ll do the same for The Choptank.