Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation sends letter to Allegheny County officers following ban of alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants – WTAE Pittsburgh
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Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation sends letter to Allegheny County officers following ban of alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants – WTAE Pittsburgh

Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation sends letter to Allegheny County officers following ban of alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants


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US LIVE. SHANNON: BRITTANY, YOU TALKED WITH A UNION OFFICIAL, WHO SAYS THIS NEW ORDER COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR SOME BUSINESSES? >> THAT’S RIGHT. I TALKED TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE BEVERAGE AND TAVERN ASSOCIATION AND HE CALLED IT A DEATH SENTENCE FOR BUSINESSES THAT RELY ON ALCOHOL SALES. HE SENT A LETTER TO THE COUNTY ASKING THEM FOR A BETTER SOLUTION. >> AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR TWO MONTHS, THIS IS A TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW. BRITTANY: TONIGHT, THE PA LICENSED BEVERAGE AND TAVERN ASSOCIATION CALLING ON THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO RETHINK THEIR BAN ON ONSITE ALCOHOL SALES. >> THERE ARE SOME BAD APPLES. WE DON’T SUPPORT THOSE BAD APPLES. BUT THE ONES WHO ARE FOLLOWING RULES, THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PROVIDE ADULT BEVERAGES FOR ONSITE CONSUMPTION. YOU KNOW, THE CUSTOMER IS ALREADY THERE. BRITTANY: MONDAY, SENDING THIS LETTER TO COUNTY OFFICIALS, CALLING THE MOVE A DEATH SENTENCE FOR ALREADY STRUGGLING BUSINESSES, LIKE PITTSBURGH BOTTLESHOP IN BRIDGEVILLE. OWNER MATT STONEBRAKER SAYS ALCOHOL MAKES UP 60% OF HIS >> IT’S REALLY BEEN CHALLENGIN OUR SALES HAVE BEEN DOWN 90% — 90% OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS. WE WERE EXCITED TO GET TO THE GREEN PHASE AND NOW WE HAVE THIS NEW ISSUE AND IT’S CAUSING A BIT OF A HEADACHE FOR ALL OF US. BRITTANY: STONEBRAKER SAYS THEY’VE FOLLOWED THE GUIDELINES REQUIRING MASKS, REMOVING TABLES, AND APPLYING FOR EVEN MORE OUTDOORS SEATING. AND HIS CUSTOMERS SAY THEY FEEL SAFE. >> I JUST DON’T KNOW THAT ALL BARS SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR A FEW THAT ARE VIOLATING THE RULES. >> IT DOESN’T SEEM TO MAKE MUCH SENSE TO ME. THEY’RE ALLOWING THE RESTAURANTS TO STAY OPEN AND STILL SERVE CUSTOMERS, STILL HAVE THE SAME CAPACITY AND STILL HAVE THE SAME SOCIAL DISTANCING. MORAN SAYS HE DOESN’T DISAGREE WITH THE REOPENING GUIDELINES, BUT SAYS TRYING TO RUN A BUSINESS ON A FEW PRODUCTS DOESN’T WORK. HE FEELS PUTTING THE BLAME ON SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ISN’T FAIR. >> A BLANKET POLICY USING A BROAD BRUSH JUST ISN’T THE ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLE BRITTANY: I REACHED OUT TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE RICH FITZGERALD’S OFFICE TONIGHT. HE DOES NOT HAVE A RESPONSE TO THE

Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation sends letter to Allegheny County officers following ban of alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation has sent a letter to the Allegheny County Govt and Division of Properly being pertaining to the decision to ban on-location alcohol consumption at all county companies. “We glean the latest decision to discontinuance the sale of grownup beverages for on-location consumption at licensed restaurants to be an extraordinarily sizable brush stroke that punishes regulation-abiding licensed restaurant home owners, workers, and patrons who salvage followed guidance supplied by each and each articulate and native officers. They shouldn’t be punished attributable to the actions of some “rotten actors,” the letter stated in segment. Click on right here to be taught the corpulent letter. On Sunday, county leaders announced they are able to ban alcohol consumption at bars and restaurants within the county starting up at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.Allegheny County reported 90 recent cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and ninety six recent cases on Sunday. Allegheny County health officers stated contact tracers realized cases linked to of us who visited hot spots outdoors of Pennsylvania and might perchance perchance well need brought the virus lend a hand to native bars, in particular in Pittsburgh’s South Facet and Oakland neighborhoods.By strategy of visiting restaurants, Allegheny County health officers stated traffic must effect on a face cowl whereas sitting at a desk at a restaurant and can fully engage away it for inspiring and inspiring.

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Affiliation has sent a letter to the Allegheny County Govt and Division of Properly being pertaining to the decision to ban on-location alcohol consumption at all county companies.

“We glean the latest decision to discontinuance the sale of grownup beverages for on-location consumption at licensed restaurants to be an extraordinarily sizable brush stroke that punishes regulation-abiding licensed restaurant home owners, workers, and patrons who salvage followed guidance supplied by each and each articulate and native officers. They shouldn’t be punished attributable to the actions of some “rotten actors,” the letter stated in segment. Click on right here to be taught the corpulent letter.

On Sunday, county leaders announced they are able to ban alcohol consumption at bars and restaurants within the county starting up at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Allegheny County reported 90 recent cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and ninety six recent cases on Sunday.

Allegheny County health officers stated contact tracers realized cases linked to of us who visited hot spots outdoors of Pennsylvania and might perchance perchance well need brought the virus lend a hand to native bars, in particular in Pittsburgh’s South Facet and Oakland neighborhoods.

By strategy of visiting restaurants, Allegheny County health officers stated traffic must effect on a face cowl whereas sitting at a desk at a restaurant and can fully engage away it for inspiring and inspiring.

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June 30, 2020

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