Maine restaurant owner defies state order, is summonsed by state – WABI

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BETHEL, Maine (WMTW) – A Maine restaurant owner defied the state’s stay-at-home order and opened it to dine-in customers Friday afternoon.

Rick Savage claims the state has pulled his liquor and health licenses since he opened the doors to the Sunday River Brewing Company.

Our media partner, WMTW, has reached out with state officials to confirm that claim.

Earlier this week, Gov. Janet Mills released a four-stage plan for reopening the economy as well as extending the stay-at-home order through the month of May.

While restaurants are allowed to offer takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, dine-in service is not allowed.

The reopening of restaurants are part of phase 2 in June, according to the governor’s plan.

Sunday River Brewing Company Owner Rick Savage said on the Tucker Carlson show Thursday night that he plans to open Friday to dine-in customers.

Savage told Carlson during the interview that his restaurant is large enough to maintain proper social distancing to keep customers safe.

Friday afternoon, saw a long line of people waiting to eat inside the restaurant.

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