More Bars Cited For Liquor Violations

(Columbus) - More bars in Northeast Ohio are facing disciplinary actions after being cited by the Ohio Investigative Unit for violating the state's COVID-19 orders.

Saturday night, agents went to Corner Bar in Parma Heights, where they found 150 patrons and a live band, with no physical distancing, and every seat filled. The same night, agents found people too closely together at Republix Cocktail Lounge in Euclid, and B Stone Bar & Grill, also in Euclid. Cebar's Euclid Tavern in Euclid was cited for people drinking alcohol after 10 p.m.

Friday night, agents cited Ankor Restaurant & Ultra Lounge at 3400 St. Clair Ave. in Cleveland. There were people drinking alcohol well after the curfew, and the business did not have a valid liquor permit. Also investigated was an un-named business property on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, which, at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning, had 100 vehicles in the parking lot, and was charging people $20 to get in, serving alcohol to anyone who had paid the cover charge. The location does not have a liquor license.

Also on Friday night, agents went into Kepner's Restaurant in Hudson just before 10:30 p.m., and found about 25 customers drinking alcohol, with no social distancing, and nobody wearing a face mask. Also on Friday, agents went to the Musical Inn in Canton about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and found about 50 customers drinking, again with no social distancing. Agents also found suspected narcotics behind the bar.

The businesses could face fines, or revocation of their liquor licenses, if they have one.

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