DC Restaurant Group To Defy Mayor’s Restrictions

The Hill reports:

A group that owns several restaurants in Washington, D.C. has come out against new restrictions on bars and restaurants announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying its locations will remain open.

In a statement that appears to have been shared on Facebook and was captured by Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman, the Hill Restaurant Group (HRG), which owns Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Lola’s, Willie’s Sports bar and other eating spots, said its businesses will “continue to operate as normal.”

“We will not bow down to pressure from the Mayor’s Office or any group for that matter who covertly is attempting to shut us down,” it added. “We fully support our employees and our patrons. It is not our burden to bear nor is it our staffs burden to bear.”