Restaurants, bars and gyms to shut down immediately in Fort Lauderdale

Bars, gyms, theaters, bowling alleys ordered closed for the next 30 days

Miami /
Mar.March 17, 2020 05:07 PM
Mayor Dean Trantalis (Credit: Larry Marano/Getty Images)

Mayor Dean Trantalis (Credit: Larry Marano/Getty Images)

The city of Fort Lauderdale is the latest municipality to order its restaurants shut down temporarily, as government officials try to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis announced on Tuesday afternoon that restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, and entertainment facilities within hotels would have to close immediately, and remain shuttered for the next 30 days.

“COVID-19 has struck us at our busiest time of the year,” Trantalis said.

The move, which follows similar announcements in the city of Miami, Miami Beach and throughout Miami-Dade County, will likely be devastating for restaurant owners.

Restaurants will be allowed to offer takeout and delivery services, like in other parts of South Florida. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed.

Trantalis said critical businesses in Fort Lauderdale, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations, will not be affected by the emergency order.

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering an order that would require the city’s 8.6 million residents to stay in their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The order would require residents to stay in their homes except for “essential needs” such as shopping for groceries.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Renderings of the project with Minto Communities CEO Michael Waters (Minto, Konover South)
Minto Communities plans 50-acre Westlake Landings business park in Palm Beach County
Minto Communities plans 50-acre Westlake Landings business park in Palm Beach County
Jean Francois Roy and renderings of the Fort Lauderdale project (OceanLand)
Jean Francois Roy plans bulk condo buyout to build multifamily project near downtown Fort Lauderdale
Jean Francois Roy plans bulk condo buyout to build multifamily project near downtown Fort Lauderdale
1007 West Prospect Road in Fort Lauderdale and 999 West Prospect Road in Oakland Park
Seattle investors buy Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park apartment buildings for $7M
Seattle investors buy Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park apartment buildings for $7M
Patrick Bet-David and (inset) Vince Virga with the property (Twitter)
Instagram dream home? Patrick Bet-David pays record $20M for waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale
Instagram dream home? Patrick Bet-David pays record $20M for waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale
Robert Rivani of Black Lion Investment Group and Wynwood Arcade. (LinkedIn, Cushman & Wakefield)
Black Lion doubles down on Miami with purchase of Wynwood Arcade, Amara at Paraiso
Black Lion doubles down on Miami with purchase of Wynwood Arcade, Amara at Paraiso
Eindar Khant and 1529 Middle River Drive in Fort Lauderdale (Crunchbase, Tiffany on the Water)
Keep those bills coming: Medical billing honchos buy waterfront Fort Lauderdale spec home for $6M
Keep those bills coming: Medical billing honchos buy waterfront Fort Lauderdale spec home for $6M
Feldman Equities exec Larry Feldman and the Pinnacle Corporate Park office complex (Avison Young, iStock)
Feldman Equities buys Fort Lauderdale office complex for $59M
Feldman Equities buys Fort Lauderdale office complex for $59M
Graziano Sbroggio with 3427 Meridian Avenue (Linkedin, Google Maps)
Pizza oven included: Graspa Group restaurateur sells waterfront Miami Beach home
Pizza oven included: Graspa Group restaurateur sells waterfront Miami Beach home
arrow_forward_ios

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

Loading...