Charlotte: Fire inspections show rooftop bars flagged for serious safety issues

  • Source: WCNC NBC News
  • Published: 11/08/2019 12:00 AM

Perfect for snapping pictures or socializing with friends, part of the allure of rooftop bars are their views and their novelty, but each trip to the top brings with it a legitimate safety risk, especially when the rooftop bars aren't following all of the rules. Fire inspection records show several of the most popular rooftop bars in Charlotte are routinely flagged by the fire marshal for everything from blocked exits, missing and unusable fire extinguishers, and fire dangers. Peculiar Rabbit, the bar with the most repeat violations, fixed its most problem Thursday after we called. "It's an oversight on my part. It's 100% my fault. I talked to the fire marshal this morning," Peculiar Rabbit Owner Robert Wilson said. "The fire extinguishers, we got lazy and dumb. That's all I can tell you. We should have taken care of it sooner."


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