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KC’s Owner Speaks on Being Shut Down for Seven Days

The Vanderburgh County Health Department has temporarily shut down KC's Time Out Lounge and Grill after they hosted jam-packed concerts over the weekend. Other bars in the area have been shut down for two days for failing to enforce guidelines -- but this punishment is much harsher -- KC’s has to wait an entire week before they can reopen.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 3:32 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 3:43 PM

KC’s Time Out Lounge and Grill has been shut down for seven days by the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

The decision comes after Indiana State Excise Police completed an investigation into the business, by checking into one of the concerts held at the venue on the night of Saturday, Jan. 16th.

Rock-county musician UpChurch, played both Friday and Saturday nights to packed houses.

"There are ways to do things where you social distance groups that come together,” said Joe Gries, administrator with the Vanderburgh County Health Department “Also, being seated -- wearing your mask -- all of these things were not happening."

KC’s Owner, Chad Brady, stands by the precautions they took.

“We turned away several hundred people from coming in," he said. "We took temperatures at the door -- we made sure every single person had a mask on -- if they didn’t have one on, they either bought one from us or ran across the street and bought one from CVS."

According to the official close order, the bar was warned about violations in the past -- a cease and desist order was issued just before Christmas.

KC’s was planning on hosting another concert this upcoming Friday, which is now postponed.

Brady refused to sign the order when it was delivered to him and wants to take the case to a judge.

Technically KC’S can reopen next week, as long as the health department approves their mitigation plan.

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