The Canadian Press Staff. While restaurants and bars will now be required to close at midnight except for takeout and delivery and will have to stop serving alcohol by 11 p.
Jordan Richardson, Crossovers Entertainment manager in Barrie, says he feels the strip club industry is being targeted. Since reopening, only five or six dancers returned to the Dunlop Street club with about one-third of the clientele. Richardson says they are following the rules tighter than any other bar with sanitizers in plain sight, cleanings after every performance and even private dances six-feet apart.
We're following social distancing protocols as well," he says. Meanwhile, Tiffs Restaurant and Bar owner Joe Malek says closing early is one thing, but a complete shut down would be another altogether.
I can't do it," Malek says. The new rules follow the province's decision last week to change limits on social gatherings, lowering the of people permitted at outdoor events to 25 and indoor events to The Canadian Press Staff Contact. Ford said the latest restrictions would help reduce transmission in high-risk businesses.
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