London rock pub The Crobar is closing its doors

Legendary London rock pub The Crobar becomes latest victim of coronavirus-related economic downturn

Source: London rock pub The Crobar is closing its doors | Louder

On the upside, my 7-year-old daughter pointed out to me that all I have to do is open a new Crobar, so that’s what I’m going to do. I aim to open a new Crobar with both a bar and a live music venue. It will require crowd funding, and I suspect it will be a year or so before opening will be viable, but fuck the greedy insurance companies, fuck the greedy short- sighted landlords and fuck our brainless government… we will be back! Long live Rock n’ Roll.”

Crobar owner Richard Thomas
Machine Head and friends enjoy a quiet night at The Crobar, August 2009 (Image credit: Michael Burkert)

The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price. 

Data from states and cities show that many community outbreaks of the coronavirus this summer have centered on restaurants and bars, often the largest settings to infect Americans.

Source: The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price. – The New York Times

A recent evening on Broadway in downtown Nashville, where masks are required by law and signs encourage social distancing. Credit…William DeShazer for The New York Times

Teresa Stonestreet, a bartender at Pinewood Social, one of eight spots in the Strategic Hospitality group. Some of the group’s bars and restaurants have opened indoors while others remain closed. Credit…William DeShazer for The New York Times

Socially distanced tables with sneeze guards separating booths at Pinewood Social. Credit…William DeShazer for The New York Times

As face masks are required, sheriffs refuse to enforce rules in Washington, Nevada, North Carolina 

With coronavirus infections rapidly spreading across the South and West and more states making face masks a requirement, dozens of sheriffs are staging a rebellion and putting their views of the Constitution before the advice of public health experts.

To the Governors and County Executives who have to deal with this, here is what you say:  “Give me your badge. You work for the citizens, not for yourself.”

Source: As face masks are required, sheriffs refuse to enforce rules in Washington, Nevada, North Carolina – The Washington Post