FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Last Friday, two Las Olas Boulevard facilities approved code compliance, but this week they did not make the cut.
A total of 5 facilities were fined and closed this Friday after being found incompatible by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Improvement and Compliance Department. The Compliance Department continues its “unplanned compliance check” of companies throughout the weekend that do not follow the reopening guidelines.
The two companies that visited again through code compliance and turned out to be in violation: Louie Bossi̵
The other three establishments that were fined and closed Friday were Anna Florist Coffee and Wine Bar, 1003 E. Las Olas Boulevard, $ 250, for failing to effect social distance, Fishtales, 3355 NE 33rd St., for failure to appear enforce social distance, face violations and open after hours (noon) and Hunter’s Beach Bar, Almond Ave. 237, who was fined $ 15,000 for selling alcohol on the premises. Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said closures are imminent for “restaurants that serve as bars.”
Last week, Porshia Williams, director of code compliance compliance at Fort Lauderdale, said that code complaint complaints would ensure that no one is above 50 percent maximum occupancy in a building. Other compatible issues that, if not followed, could pay fines and suspension were: protectors that did not gather at bars, tables at least six feet apart, signs with COVID guidelines displayed, and that businesses that worked were approved for phase 1 of the city’s reopening.
According to the City of Fort Lauderdale, companies that operate under the right license are advised that they can open after 24 hours if they correct the violations.
> The public is encouraged to report violations of COVID-19. Call 311 or (954) 828-8000.
> To see a list of companies and violations, go to the Broward County business targeting panel.
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