2 Fort Lauderdale companies that complied with standards last weekend made no cuts this time

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Last Friday, two establishments on Las Olas Boulevard approved compliance with the code, but this week they did not achieve the cut.

A total of 5 establishments were fined and closed this Friday after the City of Fort Lauderdale Community Improvement and Compliance Division declared them non-compliant. The compliance division continues with its “unscheduled compliance checks” of companies throughout the weekend that do not follow reopening guidelines.

The two companies that were again visited for code compliance and that were violated were: Ristorante Bar Pizzeria de Louie Bossi, 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., who was fined $ 250 for not forcing social distancing, and YOLO, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., For not enforcing facial coatings and social distancing.

The other three establishments fined and closed Friday were Anna’s Florist Coffee and Wine Bar, 1003 E. Las Olas Boulevard, $ 250, for not enforcing social distancing, Fishtales, 3355 NE 33rd St., for failing to enforce social distancing. , facial coverage violations and opened after business hours (12 am), and Hunter’s Beach Bar, 237 Almond Ave., which was fined $ 15,000 for selling alcohol on the premises. Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said closings are imminent for “restaurants that act as bars.”

Last week, Porshia Williams, Fort Lauderdale’s Code Compliance manager, said code complaint officers would seek to ensure that no one exceeds 50 percent of maximum occupancy in a building. Other compliant issues that, if not followed, could mean a fine and a shutdown were: customers who do not congregate in bars, tables separated by at least six feet, signs are displayed with COVID guidelines, and that the companies that operate they were approved for Phase 1 of the reopening of the city.

According to the city of Fort Lauderdale, companies operating with appropriate licenses are advised to open after 24 hours if they correct the violations.

> The public is encouraged to report violations of COVID-19. Call 311 or (954) 828-8000.

> To view a list of businesses and violations, you can go to the Broward County Commercial Complaints Panel.

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