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Coronavirus in Texas

Restaurants, bars and breweries scramble to reinvent themselves to get around Gov. Greg Abbott's bar shutdown

Businesses that make up most of their sales with alcohol were closed down by Abbott's latest shutdown order, leaving them to maneuver through loopholes to reopen.

Waiter Katy Berry serves the Richardson family at Lava Cantina, a restaurant and bar in the Colony. Lava Cantina reopened on July 24 after being shut down by the TABC following the June 26 mandate.

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Ian Vaughn is the owner and founder of Lava Cantina, a restaurant and bar which reopened July 24. It was shut down by the TABC after the government mandate shut down all establishments that earn 51% or more of its revenue from alcohol sales. With reopening, Lava Cantina has made many changes to operations to comply with social distancing standards. "We can normally do 1800 for concerts, now we're doing 300."
Before entering the Lava Cantina, a restaurant and bar in The Colony, patrons must get their temperature checked. Lava Cantina reopened on July 24 after being shut down by the TABC following the June 26 mandate.

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