LOCA LUNA HATES GAY PEOPLE!!!
This is a letter was my letter to management and still no one have contacted me back...Why are you in MIDTOWN?!!!
I’m not sure who will get this email however I hope that it gets to the appropriate management team of Loca Luna located on Amsterdam Ave in Atlanta. My name is Latania McKenzie and yesterday after having a lovely brunch at our usual place, Serpas we got invited to Loca Luna for drinks and to enjoy the live band. We were reluctant at first however decided that it has been years since we’ve been to that area; especially after the closing of The Red Chair (The Red Chair was located in your building).
When we got there, we started to enjoy the atmosphere until a couple of our friends were walking up and was stopped by a man that seemed as if he frequented your location (he was walking around to other tables, sitting drinking and chatting with whomever). He asked my friend if she liked him and she smiled and said “no” and then continued to walk away. Shortly after that and after we ordered drinks and food, the man who stopped my friend got up and headed to the back. While passing us, he slapped my partner in her head with his elbow. This seemed as if it could have been innocent so I told my partner not to worry about it and continue to enjoy our Sunday.
After a few moments the man walked back to our table, stopped grabbed my partner’s bum/ass/butt and then reached over and rubbed my breasts. I tried to speak with him, kindly asking him to go back to his table because I recognized that he was slightly drunk and that he needed to leave us alone. After going back and forth with him for a while, he went over to one of my other friends who was with us and ran his hand through her hair and continued to tell her that she wanted him. All this was occurring while the people around us watched and did nothing, including your staff members. One security person only got involved after the man and I almost got into a fight and the only thing they did was to come and ask me “what’s the problem?” as if I was the person causing the trouble. Eventually the security escorted the man out of the building but then less than 10 minutes later; he was back walking around and being a jerk once again.
The issue I had with this is that no one cared that we were being harassed and this was definitely a sexual harassment issue happening that management didn’t even seem to care about. Your patrons should be protected from cases like this one or at least feel as if we are valued. The worst was that everyone was looking at me as if I was the one who started the problem, including your staff. I understand if you all would rather not have the LGBT community patronize your establishment however this may not be the best way to go about it. It’s just as easy to put up a sign at the door that states “LGBT money is not wanted here!”. This was absolutely an unfortunate experience, one I believe no one should encounter or endure, especially in Atlanta.
PS: Let me point out that I was a frequent patron of your previous location.
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