ABILENE, Texas — An Abilene bar said it financially cannot wait any longer to open legally Friday, and instead chose to reopen Monday afternoon, according to a post on The Whiskey Girl's Facebook page.
The post read: "Thank you to all of our customers for the support the past several weeks. We couldn’t have survived the quarantine without our regulars, our selfless bartenders, and the local support. Today, Governor Abbott decided that we could open on Friday at 25% capacity, which is very exciting for the bar community. Unfortunately, our business is exhausted with waiting and cannot last another week of zero income. We have lost a substantial amount already and have said enough is enough. So as of Today, our doors will be open at 4pm daily. We encourage everyone who does not feel comfortable to stay home, but if you’re ready for a cold beer and good conversation. Please come see us!"
Monday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott announced bars can reopen at 25 percent capacity Friday, with strict guidelines.