Kansas City has declared war on restaurants and small biz in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Despite a great deal of hype about permit fee discounts and "buy local" sentiment over the weekend. A bold show of force by public health authorities demonstrates the power of city hall to demand that local merchants fall into line.
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HEALTH OFFICIALS CALLED KCPD TO BACK UP THE RESTAURANT SHUT DOWN!!!
With no stimulus on the way, taking way jobs from workers proved to be a tough job for City Hall.
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Over the weekend, the department’s COVID-19 enforcement team visited 61 businesses to monitor compliance with Mayor Quinton Lucas’ recent order at Kansas City businesses. They checked crowd size, mask-wearing, social distancing and whether the bars and restaurants were closing by 10 p.m. as required.
Their checks included establishments at the Plaza, Westport, 18th & Vine, Power & Light, and the Crossroads, along with bars and restaurants across the city.
The health department said its enforcement team closed four businesses for violating the 10:00 p.m. closing time, as stipulated in the order.
- IHop at 4149 Sterling Ave. due to customers still dining at 11:30 p.m.
- Club 31 at 927 E. 85th St. due to customers still inside at 10:30 p.m.
- Taqueria Mexico #1 at 910 SW Blvd. due to customers still dining at 10:00 p.m.
- Charritos Taqueria at 3831 Independence Ave. due to customers still dining at 10:30 p.m.
- Corner Bar & Grill located at 1601 E. 18th St., which was investigated on Sunday due to a complaint about a large gathering.
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KCTV5: Even though the Kansas City Health Department building was closed four days for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the department’s disease investigators and enforcement officers worked through the holiday.
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