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Montgomery County Government Targets Same Businesses With COVID-19 Penalties

MBS Staff

Some of the same businesses that were previously targeted by Montgomery County Government were once again put under the spotlight by County inspectors.

The County Government released a report stating that they closed down one business and fined several others.

The Republic Garden in downtown Silver Spring was closed by the County Government July 26, due to what inspectors reported as social distancing violations, this is the second time The Republic Garden was closed by the County Government. In a recent article by the Montgomery Business Scene the owner of The Republic Garden talks about his first encounter with inspectors on July 12.

The Block located in Pike and Rose in North Bethesda was once again received $500 fine and this time its license suspended. The highly anticipated business opened late last year as one of three Asian-themed food halls along Rockville Pike. Inspectors stated the citation was given for a repeated violation.

Lancaster County Meats located in Germantown issued a civil citation of $500 and its license was suspended. Inspectors said the violation was because employees were not wearing masks.

Finally, Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney was said to be in violation due to the Maryland Government prohibiting live music performances at this time. Lone Oak was also ordered to stop serving food due to inspectors stating the restaurant lacked a food service facility license.