Fort Lauderdale’s ABC News affiliate reports:
On Fort Lauderdale Beach, those with months of quarantine-driven bar withdrawal showed up, showed off and toasted each other back to some semblance of normal life.
“I’m healthy, I’m strong and I feel comfortable with all my friends,” Dan Gibby, who was out enjoying his Saturday at the Elbo Room, said.
In an unexpected and surprising announcement on Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. With that green light, bars and clubs were allowed to reopen.
DeSantis opened all Florida bars Friday. They are celebrating at Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale pic.twitter.com/9Fx9qFvAS6
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) September 27, 2020
“That is very concerning to me.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 28, 2020
BARS PACKED: SoFla bar patrons couldn’t wait to get back into the thick of it after Florida’s governor gives the green light to bars, nightclubs and even adult entertainment venues. https://t.co/Dd4a6AZKlE
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) September 27, 2020