Starkville business under fire for incident during severe weather

Many people claim the restaurant Bin 612 prevented them from seeking shelter inside the restaurant.

Posted: Apr. 15, 2019 6:31 PM
Updated: Apr. 15, 2019 6:31 PM

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now wondering where to go for safety following the incident. wtvas nicole dantzler spoke with residents in starkville about their reaction to the way the establishment handled the disaster. students and residents are rethinking where to go for safety when a tornado hits , after the owner of bin 612 in the cotton district of starkville said they had no choice but to kick people out of the bar on saturday. not only did this spark outrage among those who were asked to leave, but it also sparked fear and disappointment in those who frequent the bar. "i woke up in the morning on sunday and saw the tweets about it the video that a student posted. i definitely think their reputation has gone down with the hashtag with the boycotting them." chloe nelson- msu senior rt-0:14 students at mississippi state university say they're disappointed in the way bin 612 employees handled the saturday storms. the bar released a statement today saying they asked people to leave with enough time to find shelter before the tornado. "like i personally probably won't go back because i think other bars definitely kept them in and they're just as small as the bin and i think that they should see their customers' safety as a first response." chloe nelson rt -0:14 the owner of stagger in, which is up the street says the protocol at his bar during the storm was to keep everyone inside and safe. "tried to move everyone towards the middle. i'll be honest trying to get drunk people to move towards the middle could be hard at times, but we give them the opportunity to try to keep them in there. no one actually did leave they all stayed which is good then all of a sudden then all of a sudden there were several people coming down the street asking to come into our establishment." jason roden- owner of stagger in sports grill rt-0:18 jason roden says his bar held over fifty people as the storm passed through the cotton district area and he would continue to take people in who needed help in the wake of a disaster. live in columbus nicole dantzler wtva 9 news. and bin 612 owner ty
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