Seems a compromise has been reached.
Fla., Pub Reach Deal Over Bathroom Signs
May 28, 10:46 PM (ET)
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - There is still a place for a little bathroom humor at McGuire’s Irish Pub, under an agreement between the owners of McGuire’s and the state.
Confusing signs on the bathroom doors at the pub have played jokes on customers for years - sending women to the men’s room and vice versa. The signs have been up for 10 years in Destin and 30 years in Pensacola.
But, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation recently threatened the Panhandle tourist landmark with closure for “Lack of signage properly designating bathrooms.”
Under the agreement reached late Saturday night, the restaurants will be required to install an additional set of doors to prevent any embarrassing incidents.
“When you walk in the front door of the bathroom, and you walk into the alcove, before you get to the stalls, there will be a swinging door that will be labeled men or women as appropriate,” said Holly Benson, secretary for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and a former state representative from Pensacola.
Benson said the owners of McGuire’s agreed to the new doors because they did not want to embarrass customers.
McGuire’s has 30 days to install the doors.