Alchemist & Barrister’s Marketing Featuring Bombing Suspect Offends Patrons
via Princeton Patch – Princeton, NJ:
Princeton, NJ — A survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was appalled when she opened an email last week sent by Princeton’s popular Alchemist & Barrister bar and restaurant.
The marketing email included an image of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in bombings in New York City and New Jersey earlier this month.
In the picture, the photo of Rahami issued by police to media outlets is seen on one side saying, “I’m very frustrated lately. Friends say ‘Meet at A&B!’ I go to one bar and they go to other. Back n forth all nite. I call next day, say ‘where you were last night?’ They say A&B of course! Ugh!!!”
Next to that is an image of police officers in riot gear saying, “Can you believe that fool? Everyone knows the one side is now called the Alchemist Bar and the other side is the Barrister Pub!” The other officer says “And the new signs look great!”
The email was sent out to a distribution list via Constant Contact, and appears to have gone out within hours of Rahami being captured.
The marketing email was extremely offensive to Pavelac, who says she’s “never setting foot back in there again.”
Alcehmist & Barrister Office Manager Thomas Yermack said…
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