A Bar in Staten Island New York has founded an autonomous zone after being shut down and stripped of their liquor license due to violation of Covid-19 lockdown rules. The bar set up the autonomous zone and intends on still operating its business uninterrupted as the lockdown rages on. More from The Daily Caller:
The owners of a bar in New York City have declared the bar an “autonomous zone” after being fined and stripped of their liquor license for violating the city’s coronavirus restrictions.
Keith McAlarney and Danny Presti, the owners of Mac’s Public House in Staten Island, posted signs Nov. 20 labeling their business an “autonomous zone” and declaring that they “refuse to abide by any rules and regulations” put in place by Democrats New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bar is located in an “orange zone,” where coronavirus regulations prohibit indoor dining and limit outdoor dining to tables of four people or fewer, ABC News reported. (RELATED: Supreme Court Orders New York To End COVID-19 Restrictions That Discriminate Against Churches, Synagogues)
Despite the restrictions, the owners continued to allow customers inside to eat and drink in what they say is a move necessary to save their business.
Moves like this are necessary for a business to keep people employed as the original 2-month lockdown has become an unending menace for small businesses. Mac’s Public House has shown the courage required to stand up against government overreach in their state, although in all likelihood Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio will come in and stomp this business out for good. Many small businesses are the lifeblood of communities and the lockdown has hit them almost exclusively.