Florida ice cream shop puts sagging pants policy in place

By Scott Johnson, General assignment reporter, sjohnson@wjxt.com
Elizabeth Berry, Evening assignment manager, beth@wjxt.com
Published On: Apr 03 2014 06:27:47 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 03 2014 07:04:51 AM EDT

A Murray Hill ice cream stand is imposing a dress code that is attracting a lot of attention.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A Florida ice cream stand has put a ban on baggy pants at their shop. Dreamette Ice Cream in Jacksonville won't serve customers if their pants are sagging.

The longtime-fixture ice cream stand in Murray Hill told Local 6 sister station WJXT-TV that they've taken a twist on the common business practice of no shirt, no shoes, no service and added, "Sagging pants = no service."

"I guess we did it because we don't want customers coming up here with their butts showing," said Tierney Brown. "Kind of a family business and it's just disrespectful to other customers in general."

Brown said the sign went up in front of the shop in January and they've yet to have a complaint.

"Sometimes people will come up and start adjusting, which is a good thing," said Brown.

WJXT-TV found one customer who was pulling his pants up before ordering.

"Did you notice the sign?" asked Channel 4's Scott Johnson.

"It said, 'No sag, no service,'" said Juan Mendoza.

"What did you think of that?" asked Johnson.

"Pulled them up," said Mendoza.

Dreamette has been in Murray Hill for decades.

Dreamette's owner refused an interview to discuss the policy.

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