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Sidebar: When Tempuras Flared in Larchmont, 2009

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Anyone remember the June 2009 protests at Matsumoto Restaurant (now Wasabi at a different location) on Larchmont Avenue?

A local civil rights lawyer’s daughter was involved in a case where her African American friend was allegedly hired unseen for a hostess job at the Japanese restaurant, but then turned down when the owner saw that she was black.

Abby Brammer, then 17, below,  received a financial award in return for dropping her federal civil rights suit. 

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We were told the resulting storm caused the owner to close shop and he left the country.

 

 

 

 

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Peg
August 21, 2014 11:41 AM

I thought the reason for closing shop was the “bloody cleaver” incident over some unpaid debts!

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