Bar Owner: 2-Way Bathroom Mirror Is Staying

'It's just old-school fun house fun'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2015 5:33 AM CDT

The two-way mirror in the women's bathroom of a bar in suburban Chicago is only there for harmless Halloween pranks and it's not going anywhere, vows the owner of Cigars & Stripes. Ronnie Lottz's bar started getting attention when comedian Tamale Rocks posted a video on YouTube of the mirror, which would give anyone concealed in the utility closet behind it a full view of the toilet, NBC Chicago reports. Lottz tells the Chicago Tribune that cops searched the bar after receiving a complaint and found nothing wrong. "There is no hanky-panky going on in that bathroom," he says. "It's part of the gag. It's just old-school fun house fun."

A police spokesman tells the Tribune that according to employees, regulars are aware of the mirror, and at Halloween, a hidden doll or mask behind it is lit up to scare people. When contacted by Jezebel, Lottz said the attention is helping him sell chicken wings and he would burn the place down before he got rid of the mirror. "I have in my beer garden—I have a 10-and-a-half-foot hole. Did you know that it's haunted? Did you know that a man fell dead?" he asked. "Do you know that we do seven days of Halloween? Do you know that mirror's been there for the longest time?" (A Scottish nightclub allegedly charged up to $1,200 for a look into the women's restroom.)

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