Pueblo, Colorado (KRDO)-The City of Pueblo temporarily suspended the liquor licenses of Broadway restaurants and barbecue restaurants for three days due to non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations.
Pueblo City Mayor Nick Gradisar said that Broadway pubs and grills can remain open to serve food, but they will not be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages until Monday, November 2.
The city used federal CARES funds to hire a COVID-19 education and compliance team. The team visited more than 500 restaurants and bars in Pueblo to find COVID-19 violations. These include violations of mask enforcement, disinfection and contact tracking logs.
The city reported that more than 1
On October 9, 10 restaurants and bars received this letter. They include:
- 7day Holy station
- Aloha Gloria
- Brass saddle
- Broadway Bistro
- Gus Tavern
- Star bar
On October 27, two more companies received this letter:
- Metropolitan Club
- Ballero Lane in Pinhel
However, the only company whose violations have not improved is Broadway Tavern & Grill.
“They are not the only ones whose liquor licenses have been revoked,” Gladisar said. “In Pueblo City, they may be the only ones who have suspended the procedure in this simple way because of COVID.”
The mayor’s 10 p.m. curfew will take effect on Friday. Some restaurants and bars criticized the move, saying it was only aimed at them. But Gradisar claimed that the curfew and COVID-19 compliance team actually aimed to save the remaining supplies of local businesses.
Gradisar said: “The effort I did to impose a curfew yesterday was to avoid them having to go bankrupt.” “Since our numbers are very close to full-time orders, if an order is released, it will require everything except basic business Business closed.”
KRDO calls to Broadway Pubs and Grills were not returned.