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New York Bars And Restaurants Get New 10PM Curfew

Eater New York reports: New York restaurants and bars that hold liquor licenses will have to abide by a new nightly curfew, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, as the state and region grapples with a growing uptick in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants and bars across the state have been ordered to close indoor and outdoor dining nightly at 10 p.m. starting …

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NJ Gov Orders Bars And Restaurants To Close By 10PM

Gothamist reports: Governor Phil Murphy is requiring indoor bars and restaurants in New Jersey to close by 10 p.m., one of several restrictions that he announced today to address a spike in COVID-19 cases. “There is more than anecdotal evidence that as the night wears on, probably for reasons that are obvious, people let their hair down,” Murphy said, while …

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South Florida Bars Packed After Lockdown Rules Lifted

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 …

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Brooklyn Karaoke Bar Raided With 300 People Inside

Gothamist reports: A Brooklyn karaoke bar was shut down over the Labor Day weekend after nearly 300 people were found inside breaking the state’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Legend KTV, located on 61st Street in Borough Park, was shuttered by the task force consisting of the Sheriff’s Office and the State Liquor Authority (SLA) early Sunday morning. Investigators allegedly found …

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TX Gov: No Bars Until Positivity Rate Stays Under 10%

The Texas Tribune reports: During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his sympathy for Texans who are now unemployed following his order closing bars, but stressed that those areas are one of the most “prolific spreading events.” On Thursday, he said bars could potentially reopen once coronavirus metrics improve more significantly. He said he would need …

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Florida Business Regulator To Discuss Reopening Bars

The Associated Press reports: Florida’s top business regulator said Saturday that he planned to set up meetings with bar owners to discuss how they can reopen their businesses again safely, as almost another 12,200 coronavirus cases and 126 virus-related deaths were reported in the Sunshine State. Halsey Beshears [photo], secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said …

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NY To Bars: Chips And Nuts Don’t Meet Food Rules

Gothamist reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it even harder for cash-strapped watering holes and restaurants to churn back to life — by declaring that a bag of chips is no longer enough to comply with the requirement that they serve food with booze. According to the new SLA guidance, a bag of chips or nuts does not meet the …

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Four NYC Bars Lose Licenses Over Lockdown Violations

Gothamist reports: On a call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that four establishments in the New York City region have had their liquor licenses suspended so far due to violations of the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. That includes a lounge in Astoria where large crowds have been seen gathering outside, as well as a strip club. The …

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Historic NYC Bar Loses License For Flouting Rules

Gothamist reports: The historic White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village has shut down after having its liquor license suspended this week for repeatedly violating NYC’s social distancing rules over the last month, according to the State Liquor Authority (SLA). It is the first bar or restaurant to see its liquor license suspended for such violations since outdoor dining restarted in …

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Florida Pub Linked To 23 New COVID Cases [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: A Florida woman and 15 of her friends have reportedly tested positive with the coronavirus after a night out at a bar in Jacksonville Beach. “Welp, Florida opened back up & my ass should’ve stayed tf home this past weekend cause I just tested positive for the damn COVID,” she wrote on Facebook last week. “#IKnowBetter #MyFault …

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CDC Issues Guidelines On Opening Bars, Restaurants

Fox News reports: As states begin to lift restrictions for non-essential businesses, restaurants and bars are grappling with how to reopen while keeping both employees and customers safe. On Friday, the CDC released guidelines instructing certain organizations on how to safely open their doors. The one page “decision tool” documents were released by the CDC and provided detailed information for …

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Washington DC Eagle Out Of Business Permanently

The Washington Blade reports: The DC Eagle, the District’s oldest continuously operating gay bar that first opened in 1971, informed its employees Monday night in an online meeting that it was going out of business after learning the building it rented was sold and it would have to move out by September, according to Eagle manager Miguel Ayala. Ayala, who …

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Famed NYC DJ Warren Gluck Dies At Age 65

According to multiple reports on social media, longtime gay nightclub DJ Warren Gluck has died at the age of 65. No cause of death is yet known. From his bio: Warren has played almost every major party in the U.S. from coast to coast, including the GMHC Morning Party on Fire Island, The Pines Party, The Saint-at-Large White and Black …

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De Blasio Closes NYC Bars, Takeout Only For Eateries

The New York Post reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late Sunday that the Big Apple’s nightlife will shut down and its restaurants and bars will only provide take-out or delivery service as authorities struggle to get ahead of the mounting coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions will take effect Tuesday at 9 a.m. and are similar to measures announced in Ohio, …

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California Gov Closes Bars, Nightclubs, Not Restaurants

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced all “bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like” must close temporarily due to the threat of coronavirus. “We are directing that all bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like be closed in the state of California,” Newsom announced Sunday afternoon, calling them “nonessential” businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. “We have …

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DC’s Town LGBT Nightclub To Reopen In Former Church

The Washington Post reports: Last summer, when gay nightclub Town Danceboutique shuttered its doors, its patrons packed in for one last sweaty, nostalgic dance party — mourning the closing as the loss of a mainstay for D.C.’s LGBTQ community. Now, the owners are planning a resurrection for the beloved club: “Town2.0.” Its potential new home? A former Baptist church. Speculation …

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Adele & Jennifer Lawrence Visit NYC Gay Bar [VIDEO]

New Music Express reports: Adele and Jennifer Lawrence have surprised fans by appearing together at a New York City gay bar. The two, who have been friends for several years, unexpectedly appeared at Pieces in Greenwich Village yesterday evening (March 22). Adele can be seen on stage after being called up by the bar’s host and was asked to introduce …

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DC Eagle To Close Temporarily After Liquor License Suspension Over Shoving Incident With Councilman

The Washington Blade reports: The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on March 13 suspended the liquor license for the DC Eagle gay bar and nightclub for seven days and fined the club $2,000 over an incident last fall involving former mayor and current D.C. Council member Vincent Gray [photo]. News of the license suspension and fine surfaced on Wednesday when …

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Former DC Mayor Claims Eagle Nightclub Bouncer Pushed Him Down During Dispute About Proper ID

NBC News Washington reports: D.C. Council member Vincent Gray, a former mayor of the city, says he was injured when a bouncer at a nightclub pushed him on Saturday, causing him to fall. Gray told police an employee pushed him at the DC Eagle on Benning Road NE, leaving him with injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department classified the report as …

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Gets Bill Allowing Some Cities To Decide If Bars Can Stay Open Until 4AM [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether San Francisco, Oakland and five other California cities should be allowed to keep their bars open until 4 a.m. Under a bill the state Legislature approved Thursday, the cities could participate in a five-year pilot program that extends the time alcohol can be served at bars, nightclubs and restaurants …

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