Restaurants and Bars Fighting Polis on 10 p.m. Last Call
All Coloradans heard Governor Jared Polis earlier this week when he stated that all restaurants and bars had to stop all alcohol sales at 10 p.m. for the next 30 days. This was done to help slow the speed of COVID-19 which Governor Polis believes is a big issue especially with those in the age range of 20-29 years old.
This news did not sit well with restaurant and bar owners and managers, also the Tavern League of Colorado. In fact, there has been a restraining order made to fight Governor Polis according to KDVR.
The businesses are allowed to stay open past 10 p.m. but no alcohol sales are allowed. It's not so much about the alcohol itself, Governor Polis discussed how people get impaired from the alcohol then forget social distancing rules.
Yesterday afternoon a group called 'the Colorado restaurant association' said they are working to collect data to get an understanding of how this order will affect restaurants that are trying to stay profitable during this pandemic.
The complaint by the Tavern League of Colorado states that any hope that bars and restaurants could survive through these difficult times is demolished due to the order that Governor Polis put into effect earlier this week. It also states that this will just push consumers to their home for larger parties of people which seems to be more of a danger than just allowing bars and restaurants to serve alcohol until the normal last call time of 2 a.m.
At this point, it will be up to the courts to decide if this order will stay in place or if it needs to go. What do you think, should Governor Polis's order be removed?