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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:54 PM

El Paso bar owners shocked by Gov. Greg Abbott order to close all bars, one vows to stay open

One El Paso bar owner will keep his doors open until authorities tell him otherwise, in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Friday order to close all bars.

“It’s a celebration,” Frank Ricci Jr., owner of the Rockin’ Cigar Bar & Grill in the Cincinnati Entertainment District, said. “We’re just going to wait and act like Americans and do our thing until they come.”

As coronavirus cases climb to record highs in Texas and hospitals reach their capacities, Abbott ordered all bars to close again, after they had been allowed to reopen May 22. This order required bars closed by noon Friday, but allowed them to remain open for takeout. It follows one day after Abbott paused Texas’ reopening.

“It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” Abbott said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2020/06/26/coronavirus-el-paso-bars-open-texas-order-close-covid-19/3267057001/

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