11 more St. Louis County businesses cited for violating safer at home order


ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County says on Nov. 23 alone a total of 11 businesses were sent letters with instructions to cease "cease all indoor service" as instructed in the latest public health order.

They've added to a growing list of establishments throughout the county that are refusing to follow the safer at home order that went into effect Nov. 17.

The safer at home order "requires that restaurants must cease all indoor service and are only allowed to provide outdoor service, carryout, and delivery. All Drinking establishments must only provide carryout and delivery."

However, restaurants and bars have pushed back, claiming the new rules unfairly target their businesses and not places such as gyms and salons.

Here are the 11 businesses that weren't sent letters on Monday, which state the offense is a "misdemeanor, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 1 year, or a fine of up to $2,000, or both."

Poor Richards - Eureka
Twister's Lounge - St. Ann
Final Destination Bar & Café - St. Ann
Sunset Lanes - Marlborough
Crest Bowl - Florissant
Du Bowl Lanes - Melville
JP Fields - Clayton
Sushi Ai - Manchester
The Brewhouse - Maryland Heights
Johnny's West - Maryland Heights
Hot Shots - Maryland Heights

Last Friday, judge denied the request by the Missouri Restaurant Association and more than three dozen restaurants, for a temporary restraining order against County Executive Dr. Sam Page's ban on indoor dining.

The growing rate of daily positive cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in the region is putting local health officials on edge.

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