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Texas bars, nightclubs push to reopen Monday

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An organization of bars in Texas has asked its members to soft open Friday night.

The Texas Association of Bars and Nightclubs wants its partner businesses to bring in staff, turn on all the lights and music and rehearse its procedures. No patrons will be allowed.

The TBNA has presented a ten part plan to the Governor's Strike Force for Reopening businesses with a 51% license. Those are any places that make more than half their profits off alcohol sales.

Some of its ten part plan includes more tables, less standing, more bouncers, single-use cups and plates and mandatory masks for employees.

The TBNA's plan would also allow the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to suspend licenses if any business poses an immediate threat.

The state hasn't issued any guidance or set a date for opening those establishments.

The TBNA wants bars open Monday with 50% capacity and 100% capacity on June 1.


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