Manchester Mayor Gatsas bites back on KC's Rib Shack tiki bar closing
The change is in response to the shutdown of the outdoor patio at KC's Rib Shack earlier this month. Among a dozen violations, a code enforcement officer found the restaurant's tiki bar did not have proper plumbing and that the bar and deck had been constructed without permits.
Gatsas was also troubled that Cornish was forced to shut down the patio, and last week the restaurant was allowed to serve people outside, but with a lower seating cap of 40 people. On Monday Gatsas convened a meeting with the heads of departments responsible for business inspections.
The change is an administrative order, Gatsas said, and doesn't require the approval of the aldermen.
"There were folks in those positions who went far beyond their job descriptions to go after a business at the most inopportune time," Greazzo said. "If department heads didn't know what they were doing that's a problem, and I'd like see what corrective action can be taken. This is a thing I've been talking about my entire time on the board: why is our city business climate so toxic?"