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Round the Clock Diner owners fined $2,000 for operating without license

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
After learning that the York County District Attorney's office would not enforce criminal penalties due to Governor Wolf's shutdown orders, Round the Clock Diner opened to eat-in customers Sunday, May 10, 2020. 
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The owners of York County's two Round the Clock Diners have been fined $1,000 each for operating during Gov. Tom. Wolf’s shutdown order.

State Department of Agriculture spokesperson Shannon Powers confirmed the fines Friday morning and said they were issued “after inspectors visited on Tuesday and found them operating without a license.”

She added the potential fine is up to $10,000 per day, in addition to other penalties.

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The restaurants, located at 222 Arsenal Road in Manchester Township and 145 Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township, were issued notices in late May that their licenses had been temporarily suspended for remaining open in violation of Wolf's shutdown orders, meant to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Both restaurants reopened on Mother's Day to dine-in patrons despite the fact that by the governor's orders, restaurants were limited to takeout and delivery. 

Dimos Sacarellos, one of the owners, could not be reached Friday for comment.

 — Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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