Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant was ordered to close for at least 7 days
By Terry Miller
In what is already an extraordinarily difficult and unprecedented time for restaurants, county health officials visited Myrtle Avenue Thursday afternoon. The visits upset not only owners of the businesses, but also scores of diners who were trying to enjoy a late lunch.
Monrovia Weekly attempted to speak with four county officials; however, they declined comment and referred us to their website.
Rudy Castrellon has been in Monrovia since 1994 and has never experience anything like this year’s business protocols due to COVID-19. While he admits he has been warned about the protocols, he says it’s confusing and restrictive.
County health inspectors placed a sign on Rudy’s door announcing the closure while employees and family members took in tables and chairs that had been carefully placed outside to conform with the no indoor dining ordinance.
In addition to Rudy’s, many other establishments were handed out fines of $500 or more—to the anger of restauranteurs—some, allegedly, for arguing.
It appears that many sidewalk restaurants have been either warned, fined or temporarily shut down while they attempt to comply with the restrictions.
Beacon Media has reached out the the health department for comment. We will publish more as warranted.