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”When did you change it back?” She inquired as she placed her purse and briefcase on the chair next to her.
”A few days ago.” Shane said as she waved at Tess to come over. ”I saved it hoping for things to get back to normal.” Shane said giving Bette a knowing smile.
Tess grabs two bottles of Perrier with two glasses of ice. She said a few words to the bartender and then walked over towards Bette and Shane. ”Hi Bette, how are you?’ She smiled brightly as she sat down giving Bette a glass and a bottle.
Bette opened the bottle and pour the contents over the ice, took a drink and then reached over and pulled her laptop out of her briefcase. ”Ok, you mentioned that the city was trying to force you to pay for the grill as if it was a new business, but you are saying it is an expansion, right?”
”Yeah, all I am trying to do is expand so the community can benefit. Everything I have done since I bought the bar is try to provide support to the community. And now…” Shane shook her head. ”I hadn’t been to a bar in almost ten years. Things were just different for me in Europe and being with Quiera,” Shane looked down sadly and paused, ”Well… my socializing changed how it looked. I really didn’t realize how important having a Lesbian bar was to the community until I came back and realized they had vanished.” Shane hesitated, ”I have learned it is even more than that. The community today is not as handcuffed to bars and booze, an eatery will be such a nice addition.” Shane hesitated again, ”even though I have the capital, I just can’t seem to get things moving in the right direction.” Shane gave Bette a defeated look.
”When Dana’s opened, I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal and very personnel for me. When I was younger the only Lesbian Bar in Vegas was where I came out and got support.” Tess said with a nostalgic look on her face. ”The drinking problem came later, but the Bar was a haven were I could be with my community. It felt like once we won the legal exceptance of same sex partnerships, people just stop coming,” she chuckled sadly. ”We need places like this, but the reality is that Dana’s really isn’t even that gender specific and an eatery will be a fantastic addition. They both are a safe place for everyone in the LGQT community.”