Video shows large crowd at popular Charlotte restaurant despite capacity guidelines

Video shows large crowd at popular Charlotte restaurant despite capacity guidelines

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - As coronavirus cases continue to spike at a rapid rate, a popular Charlotte restaurant and bar appeared to defy North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s Phase 2 executive order.

In a video posted to Facebook by William Wilson, and shared with WBTV, Ink N Ivy allowed more people than its capacity guidelines on Saturday night.

The video shows many people at the restaurant and not social distancing.

Video shows large crowd at popular Charlotte restaurant despite capacity guidelines

WBTV reached out to Ink N Ivy for comment.

As of Sunday evening, Ink N Ivy has not responded.

Ink N Ivy does have the guidelines posted on its website:

In accordance with North Carolina Guidelines and Phase 2 recommendations for restaurants, we will adhere to the following best practices for reassuring our commitment to our customer and employee safety while dining

*Seating will ONLY be accepted through the Yelp Waitlist App.

*All tables will be 6 feet apart, having no more than six people to one table.

*Tables and chairs will be wiped down and sanitized after every customer.

*No more than 50% of maximum occupancy as stated in fire capacity.

*Customers will receive disposable menus for 1-time use.

*Designated entrance door and exit doors will be labeled for all customers.

*No guests will be allowed to wait for their tables inside the restaurant - we recommend waiting in your car for your table or outside.

*All Employees have completed the Count On Me NC Certification.

We continue to follow the NC Food Safety regulations, and have completed a deep re-clean and sanitize of the entire restaurant facility using the CDC-recommended guidelines.

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