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Protective Measures

2013_7_RedHookBat.jpgYesterday, the Daily News looked at watering holes keeping baseball bats behind the bar to protect against robberies. Some owners are pro, others totally against, with Red Hook Bait and Tackle's Barry O'Meara splitting the difference: while he keeps one behind the bar, he says, "That's the most important part about this business, being able to diffuse any conversation, any situation, with words — that's what makes a real bartender." [NYDN via Brooklyn Heights Blog]