Colorado restaurant shut down for opening in-person dining

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DENVER (AP) — Health officials closed a Colorado restaurant that opened for full service on Mother’s Day in defiance of state rules banning in-person dining.

A video showed a packed house and no social distancing. Co-owner Jesse Arellano told KCNC-TV that they wanted to stand up for small businesses and get the attention of lawmakers. The Tri-County Health Department said the restaurant was closed until the department determines that is in compliance with Gov. Jared Polis’ latest health public health order. If the the restaurant owners refuse to close, the department said further legal action would be taken that could include the revocation of its license.

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