Wisconsin sees several area bars reopen immediately following Supreme Court ruling
Buzzard’s Nest in West Allis put a message on Facebook Wednesday afternoon, and people started showing up right away.
Hayden Krueger was one of them. He got a text message from a friend and decided to show up. He says he feels safe, and was happy to be out of the house.
“It’s been kinda boring sitting in my house, I love my fiancé but there’s only so much we can handle from each other without having interaction with each other,” joked Krueger.
Bar owner Larry Prior said he called the city to make sure it was OK to open. They told him it was.
He says it’s nice to see regular customers again, and he’s happy to be back in business.
“It was a rough two months and we miss our customers, a lot of them are like family to us, and it was good to see a lot of familiar faces. It’s been a long time,” said Prior.
He says as long as the city says it’s OK, he plans on being open from now on.
The Tavern League of Wisconsin's website says businesses can open immediately.
However, a statement from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's office says the city of Milwaukee's public health order remains in place, "including all provisions on public gatherings, restaurants and bar operations."