El Paso bar suspension of the permit for the so-called virus of security violations

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EL PASO, Texas — In the wake of Gov. Greg Abbott warning, this week, a bar and a restaurant operators to track the state of coronavirus protocols, one to the east of El Paso, the bar is among the top three across the state to have its license suspended for alleged violations.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on Friday, said Werk Bar, located at 1441 Zaragoza Road near Pellicano Drive, is out-of-business for the next month, after having been one of the more than 200 companies inspected in a single night by the liquor agents, at the direction of the governor.

Werk Bar, with two other facilities in Dallas and McAllen, has been cited for non-compliance with the Texas guidelines for customer limits the capacity of social distancing of the space.

In a statement announcing the sanctions, the TABC, stated that the violations constitute a threat to the public welfare during the virus outbreak.

“The protection of the health and safety of Texans in the course of this pandemic is our priority,” said executive director of the agency Bentley Nettles. “We warned the companies TABC will be no tolerance for breaking the rules, and now, some bars are paying the price. I hope that other institutions will learn from these suspensions. ”

The operators of Werk Bar could not immediately be reached for comment on the 30-day period of license suspension.

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