New York State suspends liquor license from three native bars for coronavirus violations

(WIVB) – New York State has suspended alcohol permits from three local bars for violating the governor’s COVID executive orders.

The Cowboy in Buffalo, the Clinton Bar and Grill in West Seneca, and the Big Shots Kennedy Grill in Chautauqua County.

The three bars joined 36 companies across the state to view suspensions, bringing the total number of suspensions to 279 during the coronavirus pandemic.

“New York still has one of the lowest infection rates in the country, and that’s testament to the tenacity and unity of New Yorkers who are doing everything possible to limit the spread. Unfortunately, some institutions continued to ignore the rules, putting their customers and the entire community at risk, ”said Governor Cuomo. “If we give up our vigilance and ignore basic public health rules, this winter could be one of the darkest periods in this pandemic, and we just can’t let that happen. We know the vaccine is on its way, we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but if we slack off and become undisciplined now, it will take us even longer to get there. “

A total of 1,867 bars and restaurants were charged with breaking rules to stop the spread. Organizations found to be in breach can face fines of up to $ 10,000 per breach.

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