Virginia Restaurant Latest to Ban Kids


iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — A new sushi restaurant in Virginia is making headlines, but not because of its menu.

The Sushi Bar, which opened earlier this month in Del Ray, a neighborhood in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Va., has decided to ban all kids under 18.

Del Ray is a family community, which may explain some of the outrage directed at The Sushi Bar’s owners.

Owner Mike Anderson told ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV that he’s “surprised” at some peoples’ negative reaction.  However, comments on the restaurant’s Facebook page are far from all bad.  Many expressed support for the ban on children.

“This is a great idea and I have 2 children. If I’m spending $15 to $20 an hour to pay someone to watch my kids I don’t want to put up with others,” one person wrote.

“I have seven kids. And I LOVE this idea of a kid free restaurant,” wrote another.

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