Ohio Restaurant Association Opposes Proposed Bar and Restaurant Restrictions
Columbus officials want to close bars and restaurants at 11 p.m.
A statewide organization is pushing back against the plans by Columbus city leaders to place new restrictions on bars and restaurants.
Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts are asking city council to approve an ordinance that would force those businesses to close at 11 p.m. each night, starting Tuesday, July 28. But the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) is not okay with that plan.
“We can do both,” said John Barker, president and CEO of the ORA. “We can operate restaurants and be safe. We just have to work together.”
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