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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

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I would tend to agree with you my friend but then racial discrimination does not subscribe to logic.
To be honest, I cant think of a single instance where discrimination of any sort makes logical sense


having said that, I also find it hard to believe that in a country like Switzerland and Cosmopolitan city like Zurich, people would be able to get away with explicit discrimination as mentioned by the OP

(subtle under the cover situations exist every where in the world where you have more than one race)
They of the "Tram" Bahnhofplatz/Löwenstrasse (now an Asian place) DID get away with no longer serving any Arabs some years ago. The place however collapsed commercially not long after

Some years before that, they of the WienerGarten got away with no longer serving Blacks. It is now an Italian restaurant .

Such things practically always resulted in the disappearance of such localities
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They of the "Tram" Bahnhofplatz/Löwenstrasse (now an Asian place) DID get away with no longer serving any Arabs some years ago. The place however collapsed commercially not long after

Some years before that, they of the WienerGarten got away with no longer serving Blacks. It is now an Italian restaurant .

Such things practically always resulted in the disappearance of such localities
It seems commercial pressures and market forces pre/superceded legal intervention though ?
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

HOW did they get away with it though. Because nobody complained to the police and the authorities? Surely the police and authorities could NOT condone this?
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It seems commercial pressures and market forces pre/superceded legal intervention though ?
Absolutely. And the locals were disgusted and reacted by abstaining. Not much of protests but just the "Zurich-Way" no longer going there.

I have read a bit about the company who apparently owns the building where the Talacker Bar is located. That company is described as xenophobe and racist, for example in touch with people who rent places from them. I will not disclose names or details as nothing is ascertained and proven to me, but the coincidence is a bit too much really to be a coincidence
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It seems commercial pressures and market forces pre/superceded legal intervention though ?
Crap bar/restaurant managers lose customers. If a manager is obviously racist, he's probably a knob generally (these kinds of things go together), and customers aren't daft.

Who needs the law when market forces do the job so effectively?
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HOW did they get away with it though. Because nobody complained to the police and the authorities? Surely the police and authorities could NOT condone this?
In both cases, nobody notified the police as not believinng them to be of any real help. In Zurich you do not go to the authorities, but very simply ELSEWHERE !
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Crap bar/restaurant managers lose customers. If a manager is obviously racist, he's probably a knob generally (these kinds of things go together), and customers aren't daft.

Who needs the law when market forces do the job so effectively?

Yes, and NO! What if market forces encourages some neo-nazi and similar groups to patronize the place (not talking about any specific place, as OP's accusations not proven). When and if things are SO wrong, a stand has to be made.
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customers aren't daft.
I can't believe you said that seriously.
Your average cave-dwelling pub troll? Not daft? Well well.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

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Yes, and NO! What if market forces encourages some neo-nazi and similar groups to patronize the place (not talking about any specific place, as OP's accusations not proven). When and if things are SO wrong, a stand has to be made.
Both localities I mentioned were clearly not of the kind, Neo-Nazis and similar groups like. And if the OPstory is true, I do not quite see the Talacker Bar to be on that market either. And even IF, police in such a case would turn up in extremely regular patrols. And such is not what those Swastika lovers love

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I can't believe you said that seriously.
Your average cave-dwelling pub troll? Not daft? Well well.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

is it this place?


serving Tom Khaa Gai, Penang curry, Miso soupe and Udon..
Somehow I can't see people who like a place to be for locals only appreciating all this foreigness. Interesting business model if the OP is true
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is it this place?


serving Tom Khaa Gai, Penang curry, Miso soupe and Udon..
Somehow I can't see people who like a place to be for locals only appreciating all this foreigness. Interesting business model if the OP is true
Unless they drop all this and switch to
- Bouillon mit Ei
- Bratwurscht or Servelat
- SchniPo
- some "side salad"
- Süssmoscht

and the music to "Ländler" and "Yodlete"
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

http://www.talackerbar.ch/

I'm quite sure that OP is trolling.
...but this is Switzerland. So I know that swiss are pretty conservative, but if nazi-fascist policies are still in fashion this is way too much conservative.

Somebody in Zurich care to check?
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

given the crap that was going on in zurich over the weekend I recon they said / meant regulars only, it would be commercial suicide for any pub in zurich to ban non-locals.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

"Tubbs, I think you'll find it is a local bar for locals"

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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

everytime this thread pops out... EVERYTIME!!!









Ignoring it to get some work done...

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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

(In French only, sorry)
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It seems that the bar Talacker established a new admittance policy: no tourists, no expats but locals only. I was surprised together with all the other friends and usual customers of the bar which yesterday remained at the door facing the pleased expression of a junkie-looking bumpkin in charge of communicating the new strategy. (Is it the premise of the new customer base?) I phoned the personnel inside to come out and clarify such situation. One finally come but instead of solving immediately the embarrassing circumstances asked us to wait a minute. No further explanations or apologies. We waited a bit then we went for another place.
Hi,

Talacker bar denies this story.

Personally, I believe them. Although anyone not in a suit looks like a junkie bumpkin to some people. I think you're trolling, but that's just an opinion.

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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

That ups the ante against the OP - who chooses not to respond. I wonder if the OP has anything against that establishment. And thanks for changing the thread title.
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