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Phase Three Rollout Monday Brings Back Bars at Half-Capacity, Plus Karaoke and Party Buses

Dining rooms and patios continue operating at 75-percent capacity, while bars, live event venues, clubs and transportainment return at half-capacity

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Karaoke Bars like Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole at the Graduate Nashville are all allowed to reopen at half-capacity, come Monday
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Mayor John Cooper announced in this morning’s press conference that as a result of three days of “stabilizing” COVID-19 cases, Davidson County will enter Phase Three of reopening on Monday, June 22.

For restaurants, this means continued 75-percent occupancy for dining rooms and patios. In the original Phase Three plan, restaurants could go back up to full capacity, but the plan has been revised to something more businesses feel safer and more comfortable with. Bars will be allowed to reopen at half-capacity, plus karaoke bars, clubs return and Nashville’s streets become filled with “transportainment” (in the form of party buses, hot tubs, tractors and fire trucks) again. All of the above are also allowed to operate at half-capacity starting on Monday.

Metro officials say they will monitor data as Monday approaches. Nashville has been in Phase 2 of its ”Roadmap for Reopening” since May 23.