Saturday, May 2, 2020

Defiant Maine Restaurateur Will Open Despite Governor's Order to Remain Closed

The seams of the lockdown are bursting from sea to shining sea.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is on tilt.

And from Newry, Maine, Rick Savage, who owns Sunday River Brewing Company, told Tucker Carlson Thursday night he was reopening and defying Maine government orders. He said he has “one of the cleanest restaurants in the state of Maine,” reports The New York Post.

“I’ve got a restaurant that seats 250 people inside, a deck that seats a hundred, a 2,200-square-foot patio, so I could put people at six-foot spacing everywhere and get open back up for business,” he said.

“I’m gonna challenge the state to come and see, you know, ‘Hey, this is what we’re doing, if you don’t like it, take me to court,'” he added. “And then if they do take me to court, I’ll save my tax money that I collect this month and I’ll use that to fund a lawyer.”

 Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, released a plan Tuesday allowing certain businesses to reopen on Friday, but prohibiting restaurants from allowing dine-in customers until June, the Bangor Daily News reported.

 Savage read Mills’ private cellphone number over the air during the Tucker Carlson show. He said the governor was “over her head.”


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