PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Raise a glass … to the gender pay gap?
Next week, a local watering hole is recognizing the difference between the average pay of women and men — 77 cents on the dollar, according to the labor department — by charging ladies only 77 percent of their bar tabs.
Why? Because the gender pay gap is “some shameful sh-t,” the bar wrote in an email promo for the upcoming July 7 theme night.
“Let's level the playing field, even if it is just for one night. Women deserve better. Recognizing this discrepancy is just a start,” the message read.
On the same day, the bar will debut its first "acoustic soul night," it said, with four local acts including Starr Busby, Jenn Mundia, J. Hoard and Lulu Fall & James Theory. The bar's owner, Andy Heidel, co-founded the Prospect Heights Music Festival last year, which will take place for the second time at various neighborhood bars starting July 15.
The Way Station is located at 683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place and opens at 4 p.m. on weekdays.