Chicago bars have been open since the middle of June, and since that time, new coronavirus cases in young people are spiking. The city has recently issued dozens of warnings, 17 citations and closed one bar down completely — all for violating rules designed to slow the spread of the virus.
How are bar owners and managers handling their business — and the safety of customers and employees — in the face of these developments?
Joining us in conversation:
— Norman Bolden, owner of Norman’s Bistro in Kenwood
— Jim Weber, manager of @North Bar in Wicker Park
— Ryan See, managing partner at The J. Parker in Lincoln Park