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Threats, Bad Reviews, Fake Bookings For Old Saybrook Restaurant After Trump Spokeswoman Was Refused Service At Virginia Eatery With Same Name

Threats, Bad Reviews, Fake Bookings For Old Saybrook Restaurant After Trump Spokeswoman Was Refused Service At Virginia Eatery With Same Name

On Friday night, about 525 miles from where White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being booted from a restaurant called the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., the owner of an Old Saybrook restaurant was riding out the evening rush at her identically named eatery.

It was a typically busy night at the Old Saybrook restaurant. Shelley Deproto turned each of its 16 tables twice, she said, “doing what we always do — serving food and drinks and wine, making everyone comfortable.”

Deproto, who has owned the restaurant for five years, still had no idea what had happened at the Virginia establishment by 11 a.m. Saturday, when a pair of Google messages, like the first...

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