I was thinking about the Ted Cruz/Smash Racism DC thing.
If you are a fan of the John Wick movies, you are familiar with the Continental Hotel. The rules of the hotel are no business can be conducted on the Hotel premises.
I’m wondering if there is a future for a bar and restaurant with several private rooms that operates with similar rules in the DC area. OF course you’d have to let lobbyists and politicians and what not talk shop there if you want to make any money. But it would be a “no fighting over politics” zone.
Keep a small staff of security on duty to forcibly eject anybody who starts s fracas. All staff would have to sign legally binding agreements that they will not engage in partisan or activist activities while on duty or in relation to their job.
Of course, the price and recommended gratuity would reflect the additional services.
In today’s climate, sure, some activists will hate you, but I think there are a lot of people in DC that would patron that.