Business owners ask to end the county curfew

Joey Lane, owner of the Backwoods Bar, and other business owners came before the Clay County Board of Supervisors to discuss the county curfew that is impacting businesses. (Photo by Donna Summerall DTL)
Staff Writer

Several bar and nightclub owners came to the meeting of the Clay County Board of Supervisors to discuss the impact the county curfew is having on their businesses. With the curfew at 10 p.m. the businesses must be empty by 9:30 p.m. to allow for cleaning and closing of the establishments. All of the owners were in agreement it is time to end the curfew and allow adults to make their own decisions about how late to be out.
"I'm Joey Lane, the owner of Backwoods Bar in Mantee, in Clay County," Lane said. "I want to talk about the economic impact of COVID and the county-wide curfew.
To see what Mr. Lane and other business owners said about the curfew, check the Feb. 27-28 weekend edition of DTL.