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Wisconsin sees several area bars reopen immediately following Supreme Court ruling

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) - As soon as the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Evers' Stay at Home order Wednesday, some area bars started opening back up again.

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."

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AbeClark 12 days ago
Gotta love the sound of a hacking cough at 0:45 in the video...These aren't the best and brightest of the species...
CraigHorwitz 13 days ago
Well, if these residents think the hundreds of thousands who have died since Feb, 2020, were not caused by Covid-19, they have more faith than I. For now, I am not willing to be so "exposed", and challenge the fact or myth of this disease.
Lawrence 13 days ago
I guess they're dying for a drink.
Lawrence 13 days ago
The Repubs finally have Crazy Palin's Death Panel.
It's called the WI Supreme Court. (The R Justices only).
Chuck 14 days ago
Just do the rest of us a favor and keep the virus in your own families. Thanks in Advance.
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