ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — The Allegheny County Health Department ordered at least three Pittsburgh businesses to close this week due to alleged Covid-19 health and safety violations.
Crack'd Egg, a restaurant located at 4131 Brownsville Rd. in Brentwood, was cited and ordered to close on Aug. 11 for Covid-related violations that included failure to enforce face coverings for employees and patrons. The restaurant could not be reached for comment as of publication.
Nerdz, a computer repair store at 1902 Brownsville Rd. in Carrick, was reportedly closed on Aug. 8 for not enforcing social distancing among its customers and for failing to display clear markings. Additionally, the business was ordered a cease and desists for all food-related activities as it was found to be operating without a valid health permit. The health department also said the store had a carbon monoxide hazard and was sponsoring "after-hours" gatherings. Nerdz did not respond to requests for comment as of publication.
Also on Aug. 8, the health department cited and closed Seven, a downtown nightclub and restaurant located at 130 7th Street, for Covid-related violations which allegedly included an exceedance of more than 25 people inside the business, customers being permitted to sit at a bar, offering seated indoor service after 11 p.m. and allowing for the consumption of alcoholic beverages without a meal.
Suzi Rhea, the owner of Seven told Channel 11 earlier this week, that she was in the middle of hold a private event when the COVID-19 response team showed up.
“All of a sudden through the back door, here come you see city police, you see state police., you see a fire marshal,” said Rhea.
Task force officials told Rhea that they where there because they got a complaint.
Rhea said her beverages didn’t contain alcohol.
“At this point the city has given us the minimum of 7 day shut down once we fix everything they found supposedly wrong,” said Rhea.
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