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RESTRICTIONS REACTION: Local bar owner says ‘it’s not looking good’

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — The latest restrictions for bars and restaurants are being met with sadness.

The guidelines are not shocking for the service industry, but they are concerning with many establishments closing for good already due to pandemic restrictions.

Dooley’s Pub Owner Tory Runkle said while he understands the safety precautions being taken, he thinks it should be up to local officials.

“A lot of the bars can do it themselves and restaurants. If you have an open line of communication,” Runkle said.

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association Executive Director Tony Chesak, said the latest restrictions came as a surprise as he was not a part of the conversation like he normally is. Read from source….