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Popular bar sues North Carolina, city of Durham for $25,000, citing lost revenue due to restrictions

Posted January 28, 2021 7:14 p.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2021 9:09 a.m. EST

The Atomic Fern bar in Durham is suing the state of North Carolina and the City of Durham for $25,000 for lost revenue stemming from coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The bar says it accepts the mandates restricting reopening due to COVID-19 concerns, but they need the money to maintain the business and believe they should be fairly compensated.

Attorney for The Atomic Fern, Daniel Meier, explained the bar's stance in a statement.

"We agree with the mandates, we just say it was an unjust taking without just compensation -- we aren't trying to reopen, just trying to save the business."

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