February 28, 2021

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| 2/23/2021

"It’s not a change, it’s an evolution of our checks."

-- Keith O’Connor, Tampa’s neighborhood engagement manager

Tampa City Council members found an Ybor City bar had violated local coronavirus restrictions Monday, but declined to suspend its ability to sell alcohol, a marked departure from last week’s hearing in which two establishments were handed suspensions.

Council members voted unanimously (with council member Luis Viera absent) to find that 7th and Grove, 1930 E. 7th Ave., had broken Mayor Jane Castor’s executive order mandating the wearing of masks indoors, and a similar county order in December and January.

But council members declined to suspend its alcoholic beverage permit.

The decision came after owners Dr. Jamaris Glenn and Vondalyn Crawford detailed increased security, outdoor seating and other safety measures put in place and asked council members if other establishments faced the same scrutiny as they had.

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