‘A Lot of Bars Are Saying F– This,’ Says Owner Smacked With K in Covid Fines
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‘A Lot of Bars Are Saying F– This,’ Says Owner Smacked With $25K in Covid Fines

(Photo: @stdymphnas on Instagram)

When Governor Cuomo announced on Aug. 29 the suspension of six additional New York State liquor licenses due to alleged violations of Covid-19 regulations, St. Dymphna’s, a long-running bar in East Village, was on the list.

“With a heavy heart I have to announce to you all that St. Dymphna’s will be closed, pending a hearing for our liquor license suspension,” wrote Brendan McElroy, the bar’s owner, in an Instagram post. “We were unfairly targeted by the State Liquor Authority, [which] issued baseless citations.” 

The bar has been in the neighborhood for 24 years, and has been a frequent hub for artists in different mediums. The relationships McElroy established with his clients drove him to open an art gallery nearby on St….

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