Restaurant in Seattle's University District closed for violating COVID-19 restrictions

A restaurant and bar in Seattle's University District is closed until further notice for violating COVID-19 masking and occupancy protocols. 

According to King County Public Health, inspectors found the following violations at Flowers Bar & Restaurant on University Way: 

  • Lack of use of face coverings by restaurant staff and customers
  • Exceeding food establishment occupancy limits
  • Lack of maintaining social distancing

Health officials said the restaurant can reopen when the "issues are resolved."

King County, the county where the restaurant is located, is in Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan, which allows restaurants to serve customers inside at 50 percent capacity. 

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