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August 7th, 2020 by Mike Vasilinda
Friday, August 7th, 2020

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Bar Rally

Edius 1

Anchor Lead

Bar owners are becoming increasingly distraught due to their ongoing state mandated closure. As Jake Stofan tells us dozens of owners took to the Capitol to make their voices heard.

Supers:

0:05-0:19 James Cuneo

Owner, Howlin Wolf Bar

0:26-0:30 Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

0:35-0:45 Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

0:45-0:51 Jake Stofan

0:55-1:04 Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

1:12-1:20 Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

Runs: 1:31

Anchor Tag

The lawsuit filed by the bar owners at today’s rally has received one hearing so far. It was filed in Volusia County, but the state has asked for it to be transferred to the capital.

Bar Rally PACKAGE

NAT SOT: “Bars are being discriminated against!”

James Cuneo owns Howlin Wolf Bar in Putnam County.

SOT James Cuneo

Owner, Howlin Wolf Bar

“We’re getting to the point now where we’re financially paying for our staff out of our own pocket and all. But we’ve lost 50 to 75 percent of income, still have to pay the bills, still have to pay our liquor license that’s due in September.”

He and dozens of other bar owners from across the state took to the State Capitol demanding their business be allowed to reopen.

SOT Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

“I’ve owned the bar for 21 years and I don’t want to go down without a fight.”

They say this second round of closures have brought them to their breaking point.

SOT Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

“Many of us are not going to survive this and we’re not different. We’re no different than other people whose businesses are open and we deserve that right.”

Jake

“The owners here say even with bars closed, case numbers haven’t gotten better and remain high”

That’s one of the main contentions in a lawsuit many of the owners have signed onto.

SOT Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

“The DBPR is taking a position on this entire issue that seems to be one of creating the best public image instead of creating the safest public policy.”

And if the closures go on for much longer…

NAT SOT: “Open our bars!”

…the cost could be thousands of small businesses closing their doors forever.

SOT Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

“And these are small mom and pop businesses that spent their entire life savings working hard to build these businesses.”

Despite the lawsuits, DBPR has given little to no indication of when it will allow bars to reopen.

Capitol News Service Feed

Friday, August 7, 2020

Bar Rally

Edius 1

Anchor Lead

Bar owners are becoming increasingly distraught due to their ongoing state mandated closure. As Jake Stofan tells us dozens of owners took to the Capitol to make their voices heard.

Supers:

0:00-0:10 Jake Stofan

0:14-0:22 Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

0:31-0:41 Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

0:41-0:51 Jake Stofan

Anchor Tag

The lawsuit filed by the bar owners at today’s rally has received one hearing so far. It was filed in Volusia County, but the state has asked for it to be transferred to the capital.

Bar Rally LOOK LIVE

Look live in

“Bar owners say their businesses are being discriminated against. While restaurants, retail and other businesses have been allowed to open… theirs are still shuttered.”

That’s one of the main contentions in a lawsuit many of the owners have signed onto.

SOT Jacob Weil

Attorney Representing Bars

“The DBPR is taking a position on this entire issue that seems to be one of creating the best public image instead of creating the safest public policy.”

And if the closures go on for much longer…

NAT SOT: “Open our bars!”

…the cost could be thousands of small businesses closing their doors forever.

SOT Judi Yaeger

Owner, Junction Tavern

“Many of us are not going to survive this and we’re not different. We’re no different than other people whose businesses are open and we deserve that right.”

Look live out

“Despite the lawsuits, DBPR has given little to no indication of when it will allow bars to reopen.”

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