“You were trying to hide what you were doing,” several bars shut down overnight for COVID-19 violations

“You were trying to hide what you were doing,” several bars shut down overnight for COVID-19 violations
The City of New Orleans shut down several bars across the city, including the Red Eye, for failure to comply with restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: City of New Orleans)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The City of New Orleans overnight shut down several bars across the city for failure to comply with restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In some instances, the bar’s entrances were locked, and patrons (many unmasked) were served past the 11 p.m. closing time, according to the city.

The City of New Orleans overnight shut down several bars across the city for failure to comply with restrictions...

Posted by The City Of NOLA on Saturday, February 6, 2021

The bars closed were: Cadi Corner (2802 Cherry St.), TJ Quills (7600 Maple St.), The District (711 Tchoupitoulas St.) and The Red Eye (852 S. Peters St.).

“Yesterday, we spoke directly to those bars who continue to break every guideline put in place by this Administration to protect our residents. We said we knew who you were, what you were doing, and how you were trying to hide what you were doing, and WHAT we were going to do if you continued. This is what we mean, and we’re not done yet,” said Peter Bowen, Deputy CAO for the Office of Business & External Services, which oversees the Departments of Code Enforcement and Safety& Permits.

The City has been under a modified Phase 2 since Jan. 29, which included bars shutting down service at 11 p.m.

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