Miami Beach orders all restaurants with occupancy over 250 to close or reduce capacity due to coronavirus

Order is in effect through March 20

TRD MIAMI /
Mar.March 13, 2020 06:31 PM
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

The city of Miami Beach late Friday ordered all restaurants and nightclubs with occupancy of over 250 people to cease operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Restaurants and nightclubs can remain open if they maintain a capacity of fewer than 250 people, according to the city’s announcement. Miami Beach’s mayor and commission extended the city manager’s declaration of the state of emergency, issued on Thursday, amid the global health crisis.

The order could include restaurants such as Smith & Wollensky, restaurants at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Joe’s Stone Crab, and Sea Lobster Grille, formerly known as China Grill. It’s also likely that due to coronavirus, restaurants and nightclubs will be less busy.

The city’s order is in effect through Friday, March 20 and may be extended by the commission at its March 18 meeting.

LIV and Story nightclub owner David Grutman announced that both his nightclubs would be closing before the city’s announcement, as large events and gatherings have been canceled throughout the country and in South Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the cancellation of large events statewide on Thursday, the Miami Herald reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday advised community and faith-based organizations to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people.

Miami-Dade County also announced it would be suspending all eviction activities due to the state of emergency.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
citizenM founder Rattan Chadha, Russell Galbut and a rendering of 1212 Lincoln

CitizenM buys hotel portion of Crescent Heights’ 1212 Lincoln project

CitizenM buys hotel portion of Crescent Heights’ 1212 Lincoln project
Scott Sandelin, Ben Potts, Michelle Bernstein, Felix Bendersky and Aaron Butler (Beaker & Gray, Twitter, F&B, Linkedin)

Restaurants, bars in a “scary situation” as restrictions ramp up

Restaurants, bars in a “scary situation” as restrictions ramp up
Commissioner Ricky Arriola and an aerial of Sunset Harbour in Miami Beach (Compass)

Miami Beach moves toward banning chain restaurants and stores in Sunset Harbour

Miami Beach moves toward banning chain restaurants and stores in Sunset Harbour
Map of priciest condo sales and Oceanside Fisher Island (Credit: Google Maps and Redfin)

Miami condo sales flatten at the end of June

Miami condo sales flatten at the end of June
1 Hotel South Beach (Credit: Google Maps)

Starwood Capital affiliate sues 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach condo association for trademark infringement

Starwood Capital affiliate sues 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach condo association for trademark infringement
Photo illustration of Ron DeSantis (Getty, iStock)

DeSantis announces $250M rental, mortgage assistance fund

DeSantis announces $250M rental, mortgage assistance fund
Developers are still holding off on starting new construction projects

South Florida construction starts plummet again in May

South Florida construction starts plummet again in May
A Sunny Isles Beach landlord said a restaurant refused relief and vacated the property.

RK Centers alleges restaurant refused Covid relief, vacated property

RK Centers alleges restaurant refused Covid relief, vacated property
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...