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Tallahassee bars gear up to reopen on Friday as part of Phase Two

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 18:56:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — There may be a bit more room for nightlife this weekend as Florida moves into Phase Two of reopening.

Following new orders announced Wednesday from Governor Ron DeSantis and guidelines from Leon county, bars and restaurants will now be able to serve bar patrons at 50 percent capacity.

926 Bar and Grill owner Carl Bengston says they are working within the guidelines to make sure customers can enjoy a night out, safely.

"There are a couple of things that we had to take into consideration when Leon County was still under a curfew until Monday," said Bengston. "So we can only be open until 10 o'clock, but up until now we've pretty much just been open for carry out and delivery. Starting Friday, we will be opening our patio area, where we are now, for seating as long as people maintain social distancing."

According to the governor's orders, patrons must be seated for service. Traditional nightclubs without food services remain closed.