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License Suspended: Rifle Restaurant, Shooters Grill, Now Closed

RIFLE, Colo. (CBS4) - A restaurant in Rifle which opened against a cease and desist order had its license suspended. Shooters Grill opened on Wednesday despite the order given by the Rifle Police Department

The owner, Lauren Boebert, said she needed to open to avoid shutting their doors forever.

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Friday evening, the Garfield County Health Department issued the suspension.

Boebert, a Republican running to unseat Republican Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-3), will have a virtual hearing about the suspension on Monday.

"If you want freedom, you have to go out and take it," Boebert previously stated on social media.

Friday night, Boebert said Gov. Jared Polis' orders are bankrupting small businesses.

Shortly after 5pm the Garfield County Health Department suspended my food license. My restaurant can't serve food until...

Posted by Shooters Grill on Friday, May 15, 2020

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