Not following the latest emergency orders landed several Miami Beach businesses in hot water. The following establishments were forced to close for a 24 hour period this week:
- TGI Fridays, 500 Ocean Drive, for setting up an outdoor bar and selling alcoholic beverages to go (7/3)
- Pizza Days, 448 Ocean Drive, for operating with dine-in customers and allowing patrons to continue ordering meals at 12:37 am (7/3)
- Pizza De Miami, 601 Collins Avenue, for serving food to customers indoors past 10 pm (7/4)
- Bar One, 520 West Avenue, for allowing sit down service as well as hookah service past 10 pm curfew (7/6)
- Pane & Vino, 1450 Washington Avenue, for serving tables after 10 pm (7/9)
- Cheeseburger Baby, 1505 Washington Avenue, for serving takeout food past 10 pm (7/9)
Voodoo Lounge, which closed last week for violating mask and social distancing rules observed when police officers arrived on the scene of a shooting that occurred out front, remains closed until the City is no longer under emergency orders. In an email, City Spokeswoman Melissa Berthier explained the indefinite closure for Voodoo’s violations of the emergency orders: "The inability of Voodoo Lounge to follow the emergency orders, coupled with the recent shooting, left the City Manager no choice but to close this establishment under his emergency powers. The closure could last beyond July 17, if the emergency period is extended.” City Commissioners have the ability to extend City Manager Jimmy Morales’ emergency powers in seven-day increments. They will discuss further extensions at their next meeting on the 17th.