Concerns raised about crowding at Greenville nightclub

Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2020 at 9:43 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and North Carolina remains in Phase 3 of reopening, a local bar last weekend appeared packed.

Pictures taken at The Loft By Still Life show mostly college-aged customers shoulder to shoulder.

Large crowd raises concerns.
Large crowd raises concerns.(WITN)

The state’s Phase 3 reopening, which was extended last Friday, allows bars to serve 30% of their max outdoor capacity, or 100 people, whichever is less.

Still Life co-owner Sharif Hatoum told us by phone:

Russell King, with Alcohol Law Enforcement in Greenville, told WITN in a statement about the image:

The Pitt County Health Department responded to the images saying that they will continue to recommend social distancing, proper mask wearing, and staying home when sick.

The Public Information Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Alcohol Law Enforcement Division responded to the images saying ALE operates on a complaint-driven basis and an agent is assigned to the case who then contacts the business owner, and communicates with local authorities to decide how best to navigate the alleged violations, if any.

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