Throwback Thursday: When Tempuras Flared in Larchmont
21 Aug, 2014
By Polly Kreisman
Anyone remember the June 2009 protests at Matsumoto Restaurant (now Wasabi) 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.
We were told the resulting storm caused the owner to close shop and he left the country.
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