Fourteen food establishments in Nashville have been cited for violating orders related to reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, including four in downtown’s tourist district.
The Metro Public Health Department specifically called out Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk in a press release Sunday “for serving people that were seated at the bar and for not observing proper social distancing inside the establishment.” The department notes that the city’s director of public health has already met with the bar’s management about the rules laid out in Metro’s recent reopening orders.
“A decision on the amount of the fine will be made during the court appearance,” the release said.
Nashville Underground also received a citation for serving people at the bar and for having employees who weren’t wearing facial coverings, violating Order 6. Honky Tonk Central on Broadway was cited for serving people at the bar and for having people on the dance floor. Jonathan’s Grille on Third Avenue allegedly violated Order 4, which tells businesses to post signs asking customers to wear masks and requires employees to wear masks.
But the health department action was not limited to downtown. Ten other businesses across the city — including a Taco Bell on Nolensville Pike and Sperry’s Restaurant in Belle Meade — also received citations.
This story has been updated with additional information about Metro’s reasons for issuing citations.