Slater’s Apology Letter To The Madison And Its Patrons
I posted on our website and Facebook page asking the Live 95.9 listeners what 5 closed bars would they like to see reopened. Included in that post was The Madison Cafe on Madison Avenue.
I incorrectly reported that The Madison was still, in fact, closed and had not reopened since the pandemic forced its closure in March of 2020.
I received an email on Thursday morning.
"The Madison is one of the oldest continuous operating bars in Pittsfield, opening in 1935.
After 266 long days of closure due to the pandemic, The Madison Cafe is open and has been since mid-December after jumping through hoops to get a permit to sell food.
The Madison is NOT a dive bar. It is a friendly neighborhood bar perfect for those to have a beer after a long hard day at work. There are no fights, no drugs, and no trouble. Women are treated with respect and is the only bar I will walk into alone.
Employees are happy to be back and grateful to see their friends and customers again. As one of them, I am highly insulted that you would take an honest business and put a negative angle on it."
Here was my response and apology...