Five more Schuylkill County businesses were recently cited for COVID-19 violations by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.
Some of the violations include the allegedly inexcusable offenses of serving customers alcohol without a meal accompanying it and serving booze after 11 p.m. The state believes that serving alcohol without a meal and serving alcohol after 11 p.m. leads to a faster spread of COVID-19. Every day, there is less evidence than the flimsy evidence that currently exists to support these claims.
According to information released Friday by LCE, these violations were allegedly observed between October and December 2020. Late last year, 2 other Schuylkill County businesses were cited for similar violations. At the beginning of the year, the Dept. of Agriculture ordered 3 Schuylkill County businesses to close for violating the state’s shutdown order on indoor dining implemented on Dec. 12 and lifted on Jan. 4.
In this latest round of violations being reported, the following businesses were cited:
- Rosie’s Tavern & Grill, Middleport
- The Garage Bar, Tower City
- Kneppers Inn, New Ringgold
- Wabash LLC, Tamaqua
- Mulligans, Shenandoah
5 Schuylkill County Businesses Cited for COVID Violations
Here are some details on the COVID-19 violations being reported by the LCE:
Rosie’s Tavern & Grill
The LCE reported on several violations at Rosie’s Tavern & Grill in Middleport.
Authorities say that on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, the company did not provide or require customers to wear a face mask “entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling through the establishment.” Rosie’s allegedly also didn’t require employees to wear a face mask at all times. And the company is accused of selling and serving alcohol to a customer who didn’t order a meal with it.
On Oct. 3, according to the LCE report, Rosie’s is accused of not providing or requiring face masks for employees.
And again on Oct. 30, the company is accused of the same mask violations for customers and employees that it allegedly violated earlier in the month. Also, on that night, Rosie’s allegedly served a customer alcohol to drink on site after 11 p.m.
Then, on Nov. 14, Rosie’s allegedly violated all these orders on the same night. LCE says the company didn’t require customers to wear face masks, didn’t provide or require its employees to wear a face mask, served booze without a meal and served booze after 11 p.m.
The Garage Bar
At The Garage Bar in Tower City, the business is accused of selling food or booze on 2 separate occasions during the most recent ban on indoor dining. The first violation happened on Dec. 18. The second happened, according to the LCE information provided to the press, on Dec. 32. We’ll assume that’s a typo for 31.
Kneppers Inn, Wabash LLC, Mulligans
Kneppers Inn in New Ringgold, Wabash, of Tamaqua, and Smulligans in Shenandoah, are also accused of violating the most recent ban on indoor dining. Allegedly, the companies served food or alcohol with the intent of it being consumed on premises on New Year’s Eve 2020.
Mulligans had previously been cited for selling booze without a meal and after 11 p.m., as well as not requiring or providing face masks, invalid social distancing measures, and operating above the 25% occupancy limit.
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January 30, 2021 at 8:36 am