CLEVELAND — Two Northeast Ohio establishments were cited for violating the state’s COVID-19 health orders, including Barley House in Cleveland, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit.
OIU agents, Cleveland police, Cleveland fire crews and the Cleveland Department of Health visited Barely House and all observed “egregious violations of health orders.”
There were more than 100 customers present, dancing and walking freely throughout the premises while drinking alcoholic beverages. They were also congregating throughout the bar and not maintaining any social distancing guidelines, according to OIU.
Barley House was cited for improper conduct – disorderly activity, its third citation.
The bar was previously cited on Sept. 27 for improper conduct – disorderly activity and again on Oct. 3 for improper – conduct disorderly activity, after hours consumption – Rule 80 and after hours sale – Rule 80.
Barley House’s previous cases are set to be heard by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission on Monday, Nov. 16.
Also cited for health order violations was Eddie’s Club in Elyria.
Agents visited the establishment around 12:15 a.m. and found approximately 60 customers inside and widespread consumption of alcoholic beverages. Agents also observed customers congregating, standing and walking freely while consuming alcoholic beverages, no physical barriers at seating and bar areas and no social distancing measures in place.
Eddie’s Club was cited for improper conduct – disorderly activity and after hours consumption – Rule 80.
Both establishments will have their cases heard before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and/or the suspension or revocation of their liquor permits.