Several local businesses, the bulk in the Congress Street corridor downtown, received citations and warnings for violations of state social distancing guidelines during this past Memorial Day weekend.
Between May 23-25, SPD’s Alcohol Beverage Compliance Unit "visited several alcohol serving establishments in order to examine their compliance with the guidelines," a police spokesperson says.
The Congress Street Social Club on 411 W. Congress Street received two citations and B&D Burger on 209 W. Congress Street received one citation.
The following businesses received a warning:
Boomys- 409 W. Congress St.
The Escape Company- 30 Montgomery St.
Savannah Seafood Shack- 116 E. Broughton St.
World of Beer- 112 W. Broughton St.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill- 311 W. Congress St.
PS Tavern- 11 W. Bay St.
“Our mission is to ensure the safety of our community members and those who choose to visit,” said Chief of Police Roy Minter. “It is imperative that the businesses in our area continue to follow the appropriate guidelines to safeguard our community. With the amount of people we expected to visit establishments to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, we knew we had to take a hard stance to ensure their well-being.”
As far as transportation safety, Memorial Day weekend enforcement efforts resulted in the following citations between May 23-25:
Speeding- 66 citations
Red Light Violation- 3 citations
Seat Belt Violation- 18 citations
DUI- 5 citations
Hands Free Violation- 6 citations