Local restaurant reopens after being shut down for violating COVID-19 rules

Local restaurant reopens after being shut down for violating COVID-19 rules

WESTMORELAND CO., Pa. — A Westmoreland County restaurant is back open after losing its liquor license for two weeks.

The Tin Lizzy is one of 11 restaurants the state shut down and suspended liquor licenses for violating COVID-19 restrictions.

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It starts with the state police’s Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, and if violations continue to be found the Pa. Liquor Control Board gets involved.

“They were not abiding by the COVID-19 mitigation efforts and that includes masking," said state trooper Brent Miller, director of communications for Pa. State Police. "Also abiding by the ordering food when having a drink and social distancing factors ... those were all found at this particular establishment.”

Another bar in Westmoreland County, Overbrook Tavern in Grapeville, had its license suspended a few months ago -- and was reinstated in June.

But customers Channel 11 talked to said this is just another blow for small businesses trying to survive.

The Bureau of Liquor Enforcement is continuing to check in on businesses, but it does give a warning before a citation is issued.

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