Bars and restaurants in lawsuit still have to abide by curfew

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — No relief today for the nearly 100 bars and restaurants part of an ongoing lawsuit against the state.

They still have to close at 11:00 p.m. following an anticipated court decision that came out late Saturday morning.

The establishments and their lawyers were hoping a judge would grant them a permanent injunction, which would have once again allowed them to stay open later.

Instead, the judge reasoned that because the petition was challenging a state executive order that technically expired, even though it was re-extended, he could not rule on the merits of the suit because it’s moot.

A spokesperson for HoganWilling says attorneys will need to redesign their next action to encompass the new law that keeps the curfew, as well as, the petitioners will also maintain a curfew is arbitrary due

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Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities

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Restaurants and bars that closed in 2020

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How High-End Restaurants, Bars and Hotels Are Reinventing Themselves to Reopen in the Pandemic

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JEFF PACHOUD
JEFF PACHOUD

For the planet’s bars, restaurants and hotels, the pandemic has been a brutal, sometimes terminal experience. The industry journal, Restaurant Business, has, for example, estimated that the restaurant sector as a whole is on track to lose $240 billion in 2020 in the US.

High-end establishments have not been spared. The James Beard Foundation says that surveys of its members, foodies who tend to patronize more exclusive venues, report that some 40% of restaurants are still fully closed, as they try to weigh re-opening amid shifting capacity limits.

Many may be shuttered forever; in the height of the pandemic celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck told CNBC that he believed one-quarter of U.S. restaurants would never open again. That assessment, made in July, may now look optimistic.

There is a common misconception that expensive restaurants, hotels and bars are money-printing machines but in reality profit margins are much

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