New guidelines issued late last week by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will allow some bars, breweries and wineries to reopen as restaurants, as long as they meet certain requirements, NEWS4 reports.
Thousands of establishments across Texas were forced to close under Governor Greg Abbott's June 26 shutdown order, which affected establishments whose alcohol sales made up more than 51% of total revenues.Now, the TABC has changed the way it tallies that 51% and is allowing restaurants to use sales figures from April 2020 to apply for a new status, which would let them reopen at limited capacity.
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