Judge McCalla rules against reopening bars

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 29, 2020 8:24 PM CT | Published: July 29, 2020 2:03 PM CT
<strong>Limited-service restaurants were ordered closed on July 8, though they were allowed to serve takeout food and alcohol. Beale Street restaurants were exempt from closure because they&rsquo;re in a historic district. That location gives them full-service restaurant licenses by default, even if they serve 50% or more alcohol.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Limited-service restaurants were ordered closed on July 8, though they were allowed to serve takeout food and alcohol. Beale Street restaurants were exempt from closure because they’re in a historic district. That location gives them full-service restaurant licenses by default, even if they serve 50% or more alcohol. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Bars will remain closed for now, Judge Jon P. McCalla rules in his order denying their request to reopen after being closed by the Health Department in early July.

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Restaurants and COVID-19 Jon McCalla Nick Scott Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 legal claims
Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.


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