A metropolis centre lodge has modified the identify of its on-site bar following an outcry on social media over the weekend.
Cow Hole Resort within the Northern Quarter has rebranded its ‘Plantation Bar’ and posted a public apology.
Screenshots shared to Twitter late final week present that the bar was marketed on the lodge web site as having ‘colonial vibes’.
Customers have identified the destructive connotations related to plantations, which have been slavery websites within the colonial period, labelling the bar identify ‘disgusting’ and ‘controversial’.
Cow Hole Resort, a small boutique lodge on Newton Avenue, rapidly posted an apology to its Instagram account.
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It wrote: “We’re sorry. As a lot of you’ve identified on social media, we have now made an ill-advised alternative on the naming of our bar.
“To present some background, the plantation identify was referring to the proprietor’s household wooden plantation in India. The ‘colonial’ reference was to the furnishings and structure model.
“We’d by no means, in one million years, search to trigger any offence or draw parallels to colonial-era crimes.
“Our sincerest apologies. We now have renamed the bar with rapid impact and brought the web site down.”
The bar will now function because the Cow Hole Bar.
The lodge itself opened in early 2018 in a former textile warehouse and has acquired rave critiques nationally.
It is operated by husband and spouse duo Muj and Amelia Rana, and is known as after the stylish neighbourhood in San Francisco.
The lodge declined to remark additional.