The upscale Detroit restaurant warns guests that they can’t smell like marijuana

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‘If you smell like marijuana, don’t even think about going in’: upscale Detroit restaurant warns guests that strong cannabis smells will no longer be tolerated

  • The Detroit Caucus Club, owned by local man George Sboukis, warned customers not to step foot in if they smell like marijuana
  • The restaurant posted the warning on Facebook this week about the venue’s corporate casual dress code
  • The post has already received nearly 1,000 responses, with many praising the owner’s decision to tackle the smell of weed
  • However, a few said the little bit of marijuana was no different from alcohol on the breath or cigar smoke
  • Some even labeled the decision to ban the smell of weed as racist

An upscale Detroit restaurant has warned customers not to step foot in if they smell like marijuana – and most praise the owner’s decision.

The Detroit Caucus Club, owned by local man George Sboukis, told potential diners this week that ‘strong smells’ would no longer be tolerated in the restaurant.

In a Facebook post about the restaurant’s business casual dress code, Caucus Club Detroit said, “ Seriously, people, hoodies and sweaters are not business attire. Neither do ball caps and trainers.

“And most importantly, if you smell like marijuana, don’t even think about stepping into the Caucus Club.”

The Detroit Caucus Club, owned by local man George Sboukis, told potential guests in a Facebook post this week that 'strong smells' would no longer be tolerated in the restaurant

The Detroit Caucus Club, owned by local man George Sboukis, told potential guests in a Facebook post this week that ‘strong smells’ would no longer be tolerated in the restaurant

The post has already received almost 1000 responses.

Many have praised Sboukis for mainly tackling the smell of weed, which is now legal for sale in the state of Michigan.

Sboukis, who has been running the fine-dining restaurant since 2017, said he had previously received complaints from other guests about the smell of marijuana from some customers.

Sboukis, who has been running the fine-dining restaurant since 2017, said he had previously received complaints from other guests about the smell of marijuana from some customers.

Sboukis, who has been running the fine-dining restaurant since 2017, said he had previously received complaints from other guests about the smell of marijuana from some customers.

However, a few said the little bit of marijuana was no different from alcohol on the breath or cigar smoke.

Some even labeled the decision to ban the smell of weed as racist.

“It’s a cloud of stench that spans the entire dining room,” Sboukis said to the Detroit Free Press

‘To be honest, I see it as selfish behavior that is disrespectful to other people.

Even strong perfumes can be offensive, but not like this. It’s so sharp and overwhelming. It’s horrible. ‘

Sboukis said he first noticed people adopted a more relaxed dress code last summer and smelled more like marijuana, but chose not to work hard because not many people went out to dinner during COVID-19.

He decided to add the clothing warning to his website and social media accounts after reopening after a second COVID-19 lockdown.

Sboukis, who has been running the fine-dining restaurant since 2017, said he had previously received complaints from other guests about the smell of marijuana from some customers.

Many have praised Sboukis for mainly tackling the smell of weed, which is now legal for sale in the state of Michigan.  The restaurant (pictured above) warned customers this week that they cannot step foot in if they smell like marijuana

Many have praised Sboukis for mainly tackling the smell of weed, which is now legal for sale in the state of Michigan.  The restaurant (pictured above) warned customers this week that they cannot step foot in if they smell like marijuana

Many have praised Sboukis for mainly tackling the smell of weed, which is now legal for sale in the state of Michigan. The restaurant (pictured above) warned customers this week that they cannot step foot in if they smell like marijuana

Many on social media have praised Sboukis and his position, saying that the smell of marijuana is ‘disgusting’.

“Just because it’s legal … you don’t have to show it off,” one person wrote.

“ If I’m going to spend first-class money I don’t want to smell or see anything disgusting, stay home if you can’t clean yourself up, ” one person wrote.

Another said, “If you don’t want to follow the rules here … Detroit has plenty of restaurants.”

However, some have blamed the marijuana rule as “thinly disguised racism.”

Trying to racially profile before your customers even show up?!?! Probably a death blow to the establishment. I will never eat there, ‘one person said.

Another wrote, ‘This is coded language for racism and will likely be used as a tool to prevent black and POC Detroiters from dining here. Horrible decision to post such a message. ‘

One person played on the name of the restaurant, calling it the ‘Caucasian Club’.

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