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For the second time in as many months there is another report of a person with a service animal being denied entry into a Myrtle Beach establishment.
Last month it was the owner of Seafood World in Myrtle Beach and now it is the manager at The Penthouse Club. Located at 716 Seaboard St, The Penthouse Club is a very popular adult nightlife venue that is popular among locals, visiting golfers and service men. However, this past Saturday one wounded military veteran was denied entry due to his service dog. The veteran was paralyzed from the waste down, but can now walk, stated he needed the animal to retrieve things for him.
Penthouse Club manager, Kenny Arthur Frosch allegedly told the victim that he could not enter. The victim called the police and Frosch was arrested. WMBF has the full story of the incident, including a brief video.
We can't help but wonder if local business owners and managers need a refresher course on the law, so, we'll give it to them:
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxicabs, theaters, concert halls, and sports facilities, are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The ADA requires these businesses to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed.