There's no denying that meth town offers more freedom.
However, the controversial cafe owner seems overjoyed after a divisive and bitter courthouse battle that nearly killed her biz . . .
“Just thank you to Independence for allowing us to move here and giving us a fresh start," said Amanda Wohletz, owner of Rae's Café.
While at her location in Blue Springs, Wohletz continually defied Jackson County's mask mandate by not requiring employees or customers to wear masks while in her restaurant.
Despite citations, revocation of her operating and food service licenses and shut down orders from the Jackson County Health Department, Wohletz continued to be open for business until a judge ordered her to close on September 23.
Wohletz claims several other counties reached out to her, inviting the small business owner to move. She chose Independence, which is still in Jackson County, but has its own health department and does not have a mask mandate.
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo - A Blue Springs restaurant at the center of the mask controversy is moving to Independence. Rae's Café will take over the Responders Bar and Grill space along 291 Highway near 23rd Street. "Just thank you to Independence for allowing us to move here and giving us a fresh start," said Amanda Wohletz, owner of Rae's Café.
Rae's Cafe will again open its doors, masks optional. The restaurant is moving to Independence and away from the oversight of the Jackson County Health Department, which does requires masks."I'm glad to have the opportunity to get back open. Myself, my staff, everyone is excited for that opportunity just to go back to normal life," Rae's Café owner Amanda Wohletz said.
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