Scottsdale, AZ — the riot house, nightclub in Old town Scottsdale’s entertainment district, was indicted for allegedly failing to implement its own security policy regarding social distancing, violation of the recent Executive order of Governor Doug Ducey, police said Thursday.
The charge, a class one misdemeanor, carries a maximum penalty of $2500 and three years of probation, depending on the city of Scottsdale.
Told ABC15 Lissa Druss, a representative of Riot hospitality group, on Thursday evening, that the riot house, El Jefe, and Dirks Bentley’s whiskey row will close their places of Scottsdale on Sunday in an effort to “reduce the meeting.”Restaurant El hefe in downtown Tempe and is the location of Bentley’s whiskey row in Gilbert and Tempe will remain open.
As to these charges, Druss said earlier in the day: “we have yet to see evidence that supports this violation and will respond to it in the prescribed manner.”
Eight bars, restaurants or Nightclubs in Old town Scottsdale also given a final notice in accordance with the requirements of social distancing, the Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey said Thursday during his weekly press conference. If these bands are not met, they can have their license to sell alcohol suspended or revoked.
In addition to the riot house, El hefe, bottled blonde, First Avenue lounge Patty, home, friends, international, Mayan Club day, and hi-Fi kitchen and cocktails has received a final warning from the Department of liquor licenses and control Arizona, said the Duke.
“Bad actors will be held accountable”, he said.
On Thursday evening, Jeffrey Trillo, Deputy Director of the Department of licenses and liquor licensing and control Department of administration of Arizona, said spent grain in Scottsdale received a “final warning to run” after the press conference of the Governor, bringing the total to nine.
He added that the wine Department was not presented any charges or sanctions against any companies. That will be determined after information of the police Department of Scottsdale or through its own investigation.
“The Department will continue to carry on with education for voluntary compliance, but has the ability to suspend or revoke the license, if necessary,” the Department said.
Scottsdale police said they watched as customers and members of the riot police away last weekend “is not the practice of physical distancing, and do not wear the face and not fulfill his plan.”
In a statement earlier in the day, Scottsdale mayor Jim lane said, “COVID-19 re-opening processes have been put in place, @ScottsdalePD worked actively with the restaurants in the city to provide an understanding of the rules and seek compliance. The majority of enterprises to successfully navigate the new rules and required operating procedures. I hope criminal charges that are presented here will further encourage these companies to follow the law.”
With COVID-19 opening processes have been put in place, @ScottsdalePD worked actively with the restaurants in the city to provide an understanding of the rules and seek compliance. 1/
— Mayor J. Jim Lane (@MayorJimLane) 25 Jun 2020
Evening entertainment group, which runs strong drinks, house Amigos, hi-Fi kitchen and cocktails, and bottled blonde, said in a statement that he was “determined to work in our restaurants very seriously, and guidance by city, state, and CDC.”
“We will continue to work in a team, together with our guests to comply with regulations from the business,” – said in a statement. “We have changed our approach at all levels and will work to provide a safe environment”.
They added that the plexiglass barriers, reducing productivity to 50%, kept the groups apart, and require masks for clients and staff.
Maya day + night club is owned by spellbound entertainment group. This group also owns the Dakota, the district, and the shade at W Scottsdale. ABC15 reached out to them Thursday night for comment, but our letter was not immediately returned.
Night life in Scottsdale is the center of attention at the apparent lack of social distancing, as Governor Duke lifted his stay-at-home order on may 15, prompting restaurants and other catering establishments to open their canteens.
Over the past few weeks, people have posted video to social networks showing the crowded bars and clubs in Scottsdale, and the people gathering on the street.
Last week, faced with a surge of positive COVID-19 of Affairs in the state, the government of the Duke issued a new Executive order that now requires restaurants, bars, and businesses to implement plans for social distancing, including reducing power and install a two-meter markers and other signs.
Earlier, the management of the Duke, while similar, rather a recommendation.
Duke also local cities and towns to decide whether or not to require masks. Most in metro Phoenix, including Scottsdale, instructed that mask to wear, and the restaurants and businesses.
The Council of Maricopa County to the Supervisory authorities also issued a County-wide mandate requiring masks.
In recent weeks several shops and restaurants in the Phoenix area temporarily closed, again after self-reports of employees and others who are reported to be positive for COVID-19.
On Thursday, the press Secretary of OMON, the house of hospitality also confirmed to ABC15 that five people in a row whiskey Dirks Bentley in Gilbert, There are positive results with the coronavirus. This place will not be among those who close in the coming days.
In a message to staff, the restaurant said, “Arizona continues to be one of the States seeing a large number COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, such cases are now touching our range of whisky Gilbert, and now we have a fifth employee, which gave a positive result.”
“Although we can’t control who comes in contact with him and when, we will remind our staff to be very vigilant, at work and on personal time to take the necessary precautions to limit the potential impact COVID-19,” the message reads.
A spokesman confirmed to ABC15 that the message was genuine. Initially, the press Secretary has denied to confirm or deny the message, citing the privacy of the employee.