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Restaurant asks customers to vaccinate after virus hits home

Dec. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EST

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — COVID-19 hit close to home for the owners of Quivey’s Grove, which is why they’re requesting that only vaccinated customers eat there — likely the first restaurant in Dane County to do so. Early in the pandemic, John Fleck, 54, who had been...

Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new virus approach

Dec. 03, 2021 07:03 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended. New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won’t be lockdowns but...

Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub files federal discrimination suit

Nov. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Liquor Commission and the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is discriminating against a Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub and its community, according to a federal lawsuit. The owners of nightclub Scarlet Honolulu said in the lawsuit...

US service sector expands at record pace in October

Nov. 03, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The rate of expansion in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, hit a record high in October as demand remained strong even as supply chain problems persisted. The Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its...

Hawaii governor to lift some restaurant, bar capacity limits

Nov. 02, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he will lift restaurant, bar and gym capacity limits in counties that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter such businesses. Counties that don't require such proof will have to continue to...

Return to Sender? Stolen Elvis bust is back in Illinois bar

Oct. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in the building. An Elvis Presley bust that was swiped from a central Illinois bar has been returned after the story of its theft attracted international attention. Employees at Jimmy’s...

Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

Oct. 06, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday approved one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms or even a Lakers game. The City Council voted 11-2 in...

Zimbabwe reopens bars, but only for vaccinated drinkers

Oct. 06, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is allowing bars to reopen for the first time in more than a year, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to take a swig from inside the premises. The southern African country closed pubs and nightclubs in March 2020 as part of...

Wisconsin eateries recovering, but not to pre-virus levels

Oct. 04, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A report published by the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows the state’s bars and restaurants are recovering, but have not reached pre-pandemic levels. This is not because of a lack of customers or jobs, the report shows. It’s because restaurant and...

Party crowds spark effort to turn down volume in South Beach

Oct. 03, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city's South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the carousing have raised complaints about racism, classism and business practices along one of...