Four Ohio establishments were cited overnight for violating COVID-19 health orders, including three in Northeast Ohio, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit.
For the second night in a row, Pavilion Restaurant in Geneva-on-the-Lake was issued a citation for improper conduct-disorderly activity. OIU agents visited Pavilion Restaurant and observed areas of the establishment tightly packed with guests, making it difficult to move without contact with other guests. Agents also noted guests packed shoulder-to-shoulder attempting to order drinks from the bar. The restaurant was cited the night before for similar violations.
OIU agents visited Bogside Pub in Willowick after receiving multiple complaints about health order violations. Once at the establishment, agents observed the continuous sale and service of alcoholic beverages after 10:15 p.m., violating the state’s alcohol curfew. The bar was issued a citation for limitation on hours for sales and on-premises consumption.
Cleveland’s Local Eatery, in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood, was issued a citation for limitation on hours for sales and on-premises consumption after OIU agents received a complaint alleging that guests were inside the establishment consuming alcoholic beverages past the state’s curfew. The complaint also stated that Cleveland’s Local Eatery had locked the doors and covered the windows to conceal the violations. Agents arrived at the establishment around 12 a.m. and found 12 to 15 guests consuming alcoholic beverages inside of the restaurant, which had locked its doors and covered its windows.
Another Ohio establishment, JLK Carry Out Bar and Grill in Beallsville, was issued citations for improper conduct–disorderly activity, limitation on hours for sales and on-premises consumption, and insanitary conditions after OIU agents were able to purchase alcoholic beverages around 10:57 p.m.
Agents also observed guests consuming alcoholic beverages up to 11:30 p.m., numerous groups of guests congregating with no social distancing, no physical barriers in place and staff members no wearing face masks or coverings.
All four establishments will have their cases heard by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission and face potential penalties, including fines and/or the suspension or revocation of their liquor licenses.