NAACP lawsuits target Myrtle Beach area restaurants (update: Molly Darcy case dismissed)

Jeff Brownell

Update October 20, 2012: The NAACP case against Molly Darcy's regarding an allegation over discrimination during Memorial Day Bike Fest was scheduled to be underway next week but the two parties have moved for a dismissal. 

Molly's defence was that they closed every memorial weekend since they opening date to do renovations and prepare for the coming summer season. According to The Sun News, "Documentation provided during depositions shows the owners “performed significant annual renovations and maintenance”

Hop on over to The Sun News for all the details

Update July 16th: Pan American Pancake and Omelet House has filed a response to the NAACP lawsuit.

Pan American claims that the particular day in question was one of their busiest of the year. Read the background from the first report below and then get the update from The Sun News. Which is right here.

First Report: The NAACP fired off two different lawsuits on behalf of plantiffs that claim they were discriminated against during the 2010 Black Bike Week.

Both of these lawsuits were brought to light during the 2011 Black Bike Week over Memorial Day weekend. The NAACP says this is their seventh consecutive year of "Operation Bike Week Justice". Read more on their website.

One lawsuit is against the Pan American Pancake and Omelet House in Myrtle Beach and alleges the waitstaff refused to serve the plaintiffs. WMBF has more information including interviews with the restaurant owner and black patrons. See that here.

The second lawsuit was filed against Molly Darcy's Irish Pub in North Myrtle Beach because they closed their restaurant during the Black Bike Week event but were open for business during the Harley Davidson bike rally that occurred on the weekend prior. The Sun News has the details here.




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