Lexington coffee shop Brewed was ordered to close on Tuesday, but opened on Wednesday anyway, serving dozens of customers. Owner Andrew Cooperrider said on Tuesday that he would not stop indoor service the Lexington Herald Leader reported.
Cooperrider is an official in the Kentucky Libertarian Party and posted on his Facebook page that he refused to comply with new restrictions ordered by Gov. Andy Beshear (D) last week…
Customers reportedly crowded the coffee shop on Wednesday, with some coming out explicitly “because they’re fighting” the governor’s orders.
The newspaper spoke to several of those customers, with one truck driver named Christie Coleman saying, “There’s no reason to shut everything down.” Coleman told the newspaper that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had visited multiple restaurants everywhere she had gone.