EL PASO, Texas-- Aceitunas Beer Garden, the westside El Paso bar and entertainment staple was re-opening their doors Friday after a lengthy shutdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
While Texas Gov. Greg Abbot lifted a shutdown on bars in May of 2020, allowing them to reopen at 25% capacity, the owners and managers of Aceitunas remained closed to avoid any further spread of the coronavirus in the El Paso community.
Aceitunas owner Madison Poe told ABC-7 at the time, "We are afraid that they are going to let all of the bars open, and then cases are going to spike, and then they'll say never mind and have everyone shut down again."
True to their vigilance in battling the pandemic, the bar even stayed closed for Saint Patrick's Day here in 2021 as well.
Finally though, the staff now believes it is time to reopen and they welcomed back the public as of 3 p.m. Friday; masks are required and proper social distancing is suggested