Sunday River Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Maine lost their beer manufacturing license and health department license after deifying state orders for restaurants to stay closed for on-site dining and only provide meals to-go.
Rick Savage, owner of Sunday River said on a Fox News interview the day before that “if people feel comfortable to come in, then come in.” He added that he “encourages all businesses to open. We should have never been shut down in the first place.”
Even after losing his license, Savage threatened to stay open. He was reported in Boston.com as saying “I’m staying open. I’m defying the order with no licenses and they’re going to fine me every day.”