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Bar owner in Independence looking forward to chance to reopen

Stools sit empty at The Crow Bar in Independence on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Brian Tabick/KCRG)
Stools sit empty at The Crow Bar in Independence on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Brian Tabick/KCRG)(KCRG)
Published: May. 20, 2020 at 9:41 PM CDT
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Bar owners learned Wednesday that they would be able to open their doors next Thursday after an extended closure to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Crow Bar in Independence started making adjustments to encourage social distancing by separating the tables. They've also taken this down time to do a little renovating.

Russell Kress, an owner of the bar, said he is excited to, once again, see some of the customers. But he worries about how social distancing and alcohol will mix.

"It's been a long dry spell and hopefully people will understand that is going to be a challenge, both on our part and people coming in as customers, to try and cooperate and make this whole thing work,” Kress said.

Other bar owners that spoke with KCRG-TV9 had similar concerns and said they think last call will come a little earlier in the night.

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