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Coronavirus impacts bars and restaurants in Chico

Some bars and restaurants in downtown Chico have chosen to close their doors due to Coronavirus concerns.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 9:44 AM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 11:29 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Coronavirus concerns are impacting bars and restaurants all over the North State after Governor Gavin Newsom called Sunday for all bars, wineries, nightclubs, and brewpubs to close in the nation's most populous state.

Action News Now Kristian Lopez checked out businesses in downtown Chico. Some bars in Chico are still open while others are choosing to shut down. 

Action News Now spoke with William Brady, he owns three bars in Chico, The Banshee, B. Street and Bill's Towne Lounge.

CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE 

Brady said he decided to close all three bars to keep the community and staff safe.

"The coronavirus is very real and I don’t think we can stay open any longer without knowing its effect on Butte County we are going to try to take the lead and be as best community steward as we can be," Brady said. 

Brady said he voluntarily decided to close. He also had to lay off around 130 employees. He has kept a few to help out with maintenance work.

He added his three businesses will be closed for at least a month.

Argus Bar and Bella's Sport's Pub were also closed in downtown Chico.

Tres Hombres, and Burgers and Brew said they'll remain open, but have limited their capacity. 

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