According to Fox 17 Nashville, four Broadway bars got a visit from the Metro Public Health Department this weekend for not closing their doors.
Due to a spike in Coronavirus cases, Nashville reverted back to a modified version of Phase II beginning on Friday, which means all the bars had to close for at least 14 days. However, FGL House, Luke’s 32 Bridge and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar were open on Friday.
After the Metro Public Health officials visited the bars on Friday (and Nashville Underground on Saturday) all four agreed to close up shop and none of the four were cited.
On the other hand, Kid Rock’s bar (which was recently suspended) and a number of other Nashville bars are suing the city over the Coronavirus restrictions.
You’d hope that these establishments would set an example for the city, after all they have some pretty high-profile names attached to them, but that doesn’t appear to be the case this time. Although restaurants may continue to operate at half capacity so that might be where some of the confusion lies.
Beginning Friday, July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase 2. Moving forward, bars must close for a minimum of 14 days, restaurants, gyms and high-touch businesses may open at 50% capacity, retail stores at 75%, and gatherings will be limited to 25 people. pic.twitter.com/bpBfxdfpOs