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Milwaukee backs off bra ban for historic bar

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By CARRIE ANTLFINGER

Associated Press

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 (skah-RON-skee) 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.

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