Slider House cited for violating Davidson County 'safer-at-home' order

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Posted at 12:42 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 13:42:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Slider House, a restaurant in Midtown Nashville, was cited by the Metro Public Health Department for violating Davidson County's safer-at-home order by allowing diners inside.

This is the first business MPHD has issued a citation for since the order was issued on March 15. The safer-at-home order requires restaurants to close their dining rooms, but allows these businesses to offer online, curb-side and delivery services.

MPHD said it received a complaint about Slider House on April 6 and inspectors reviewed the order with the restaurant. When the department made a follow-up visit on April 7, the business was then complying with the order.

The health department later received another complaint that Slider House was allowing customers inside. Inspectors visited the restaurant on Friday night and saw seven people eating and drinking on the property.

The business was given a citation for $350 for violating the order.

Restaurants in most of Tennessee were allowed to reopen under certain guidelines last week, however Davidson County has not included.