Rome police shut down a city bar Saturday after officers found it was not complying with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders related to the coronavirus.
The Ramblin Inn at 415 N. James St. remains closed “until it can comply with the Governor’s Executive Order,” according to a City of Rome police news release.
Patrol officers went to the bar Saturday after receiving “several complaints of non-compliance” with the executive orders, police said.
Officers found “no food service at the establishment, no or improper mask wearing, (and) improper social distancing,” the news release said.
A Facebook page for the Ramblin Inn in Rome, which gives the address as 509 N. James St., describes it as a karaoke bar.
The State Liquor Authority has not yet suspended the license for the Ramblin Inn, according to the most recent records.
As of last week, the SLA had cited 1,084 places holding liquor licenses across the state for violations of the governor’s executive orders. Of those, 201 have had their licenses suspended for what the SLA calls the most “egregious” violations. The vast majority of the citations and suspensions have been in New York City and Long Island, where an SLA / State Police task force has actively investigated complaints per the governor’s direction.
Cuomo has been vocal in asking local authorities, such as police departments, to help enforce the coronavirus orders, which are intended to help contain the spread of Covd 19.