It was a busy weekend in Nashville with Metro Public Health issuing a bunch of citations to Nashville area businesses, including three Broadway bars that failed to follow proper social distancing guidelines.
Honky Tonk Central, Kid Rock’s and Nashville Underground were the three Broadway bars that received citations, however owners are calling bullshit.
According to WKRN, the owners are arguing that there is a double standard when it comes to large crowds in the city, especially in light of the recent protests.
“It’s unfair for 5,000 people to march in front of our place yesterday in direct violation of the Phase Two order and then for Mayor Cooper and Dr. Caldwell to come in last night and give us citations,” said Bryan Lewis, attorney for the owner of Kid Rock’s and Honky Tonk Central. “This is selective enforcement… Mayor Cooper cannot have it both ways. The business owners in Nashville are sick and tired of this, if we were under Governor Lee’s plan, we would already be in Phase Four.”
Kid Rock’s bar was photographed with a packed house on Friday night.
My friend had a gig on lower broadway tonight. Congratulations Nashville, you beat the virus!