Dozens of Bars Forced to Close in Louisiana
Bad news for a long list of bars in Louisiana. They were forced to shut their doors for violating the state's COVID-19 restrictions.
WBRZ reports 24 bars across the state, have had to close since the Alcohol Tobacco Control Board pulled their licenses. Most bars across the state have been closed, but some have been allowed to open if they also serve food.
Bars in Acadia, St. Landry, Plaquemines, Jefferson Davis, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Rapides, Jefferson, Lafayette, St. Mary and Iberville Parishes are allowed to open because those parishes are below the threshold for COVID cases.
The majority of the violations are from Livingston Parish in the Denham Springs area. The bulk of the problems are in South Louisiana.
Each of the bars will have a hearing over the next week to find out if they will be able to reopen.
Here's the full list of the bars facing a hearing and the date they were notified of the suspension:
Junkyard Bar Monroe 9/15/2020
Watermark Saloon Columbia 9/18/2020
Daiquiri Depot Lafayette 9/18/2020
Top Ten Social Club Baton Rouge 9/18/2020
Wherehouse Bar & Grill Covington 9/18/2020
The Old Beer Box Denham Springs 9/18/2020
Moonlight Inn & Tavern French Settlement 9/18/2020
Whiskey River Port Vincent 9/18/2020
Lenny’s Houma 9/19/2020
Big Dog Saloon Denham Springs 9/19/2020
Laguna Beach Daiquiris Denham Springs 9/19/2020
Tipsy River 9/19/2020
Wodes Chill Spot Harvey 9/20/2020
Icehouse Taproom Baton Rouge 9/20/2020
Cleary Tavern Metairie 9/20/2020
Déjà Vu (Unknown location) 9/21/2020
The Hub (Unknown location) 9/21/2020
Club Alexis 2.0 Belle Rose 9/23/2020
Mangos Daiquiris Baton Rouge 9/25/2020
Tropical Breeze Bogalusa 9/25/2020
Backwater Barn Bogalusa 9/25/2020
The Green Room (unknown location) 9/25/2020
Cadillac Café Baton Rouge 9/25/2020
Sudz Tavern Belle Chase 9/25/2020