NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Public Health Department has issued a citation against The Slider House restaurant on Division Street for reportedly violating a COVID-19 order.
A complaint was filed on April 6, and the health department told the restaurant that nobody was allowed to eat or drink on the premises. The health department followed up the next day and the restaurant was reportedly in compliance.
An additional complaint was filed last week about people being allowed inside The Slider House. The health department and Metro police went to investigate Friday night and said they found seven people eating and drinking at the restaurant.
The health department said the restaurant has been fined $350, which is $50 per person counted, and a court date was set for June 3. The health department also plans to follow up with the restaurant to make sure they are following the order.
The Slider House is the first restaurant to violate the city’s order, according to the health department.
Slider House management released the following statement to News 2:
“We have reviewed the security video from the night in question and it is clear that no one was eating or drinking inside our restaurant. It appears we had different groups of people waiting for to-go orders on our outside patio and two customers standing and reviewing our menu inside the restaurant. We have been open for delivery and take-out business for the duration of the lockdown. We take all health regulations seriously and will continue to look for ways to improve the execution of our delivery and take-out business.”
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