Another C.V. Bar Charged With Violating Governor’s Proclamation
Last week, we reported that a settlement agreement was reached one Cedar Valley bar, now another bar is facing accusations of violating Governor Kim Reynolds' emergency disaster proclamation.
The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has announced it has filed an additional hearing complaint against Mary Lou’s Bar & Grill in Cedar Falls. In a press release, The ABD accuses Mary Lou's that on or about September 10, "of failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; failing to ensure that all customers who were served alcoholic beverages were also served food; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their food and beverages."
The bar & grill now faces a civil penalty for their violations and has the right to a hearing. A word of caution for area bars and restaurants. ABD mentions on their website that they "continue to actively enforce compliance with Governor Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation (issued in September). Any licensed establishment in violation of the governor’s proclamation will be held accountable and risk a fine, suspension or revocation of its license."