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

Pa. Certified Drink and Pub Association corresponds to Allegheny County authorities following ban of alcohol usage at bars, dining establishments

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United States LIVE. SHANNON: BRITTANY, YOU TALKED WITH A UNION OFFICIAL, WHO SAYS THIS NEW ORDER COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR SOME BUSINESSES? >> > > THATS. 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 DONT SUPPORT THOSE BAD APPLES. 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 >> > > ITS 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 ITS CAUSING A BIT OF A HEADACHE FOR ALL OF United States. BRITTANY: STONEBRAKER SAYS THEYVE FOLLOWED THE GUIDELINES REQUIRING MASKS, REMOVING TABLES, AND APPLYING FOR EVEN MORE OUTDOORS SEATING. AND HIS CUSTOMERS SAY THEY FEEL SAFE. >> > > I JUST DONT KNOW THAT ALL BARS SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR A FEW THAT ARE VIOLATING THE RULES. >> > > IT DOESNT SEEM TO MAKE MUCH SENSE TO ME. THEYRE 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 DOESNT DISAGREE WITH THE REOPENING GUIDELINES, BUT SAYS TRYING TO RUN A BUSINESS ON A FEW PRODUCTS DOESNT WORK. HE FEELS PUTTING THE BLAME ON SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ISNT FAIR. >> > > A BLANKET POLICY USING A BROAD BRUSH JUST ISNT THE ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLE BRITTANY: I REACHED OUT TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE RICH FITZGERALDS OFFICE TONIGHT. HE DOES NOT HAVE A RESPONSE TO THE

Pa. Accredited Beverage and Tavern Association corresponds to Allegheny County authorities following ban of alcohol intake at bars, restaurants

Updated: 11:16 PM EDT Jun 29, 2020

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association has sent out a letter to the Allegheny County Executive and Department of Health worrying the decision to prohibit on-site alcohol usage at all county companies. “We discover the current choice to stop the sale of adult drinks for on-site consumption at certified dining establishments to be an extremely broad brush stroke that punishes law-abiding licensed dining establishment employees, owners, and patrons who have followed assistance supplied by both state and local authorities.
On Sunday, county leaders announced they will ban alcohol intake at bars and dining establishments in the county beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.Allegheny County reported 90 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 96 new cases on Sunday. Allegheny County health officials said contact tracers discovered cases linked to individuals who checked out locations beyond Pennsylvania and might have brought the infection back to local bars, particularly in Pittsburghs South Side and Oakland neighborhoods.When it comes to visiting restaurants, Allegheny County health authorities said visitors need to wear a face mask while sitting at a table at a restaurant and can only remove it for drinking and consuming.

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association has sent out a letter to the Allegheny County Executive and Department of Health worrying the decision to ban on-site alcohol consumption at all county businesses.

> > A BLANKET POLICY USING A BROAD BRUSH JUST ISNT THE ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLE BRITTANY: I REACHED OUT TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE RICH FITZGERALDS OFFICE TONIGHT. The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association has sent a letter to the Allegheny County Executive and Department of Health worrying the decision to prohibit on-site alcohol usage at all county organisations. On Sunday, county leaders revealed they will prohibit alcohol intake at bars and dining establishments in the county beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.Allegheny County reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 96 brand-new cases on Sunday. Allegheny County health authorities said contact tracers discovered cases connected to individuals who went to hot spots outside of Pennsylvania and may have brought the virus back to regional bars, particularly in Pittsburghs South Side and Oakland neighborhoods.When it comes to checking out dining establishments, Allegheny County health officials said visitors need to use a face mask while sitting at a table at a restaurant and can only eliminate it for consuming and drinking.

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association has actually sent out a letter to the Allegheny County Executive and Department of Health concerning the choice to prohibit on-site alcohol consumption at all county organisations. On Sunday, county leaders announced they will ban alcohol consumption at bars and dining establishments in the county starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.Allegheny County reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 96 new cases on Sunday. Allegheny County health authorities stated contact tracers discovered cases connected to people who checked out hot areas outside of Pennsylvania and might have brought the infection back to regional bars, especially in Pittsburghs South Side and Oakland neighborhoods.When it comes to going to dining establishments, Allegheny County health authorities stated visitors need to use a face mask while sitting at a table at a restaurant and can just eliminate it for eating and consuming.