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Press Box

We’ve made some news lately. Co-owner Pete Boland quoted/featured in the following:

JUNE 27: The New York TimesThe New York Times | By Patricia Mazzei, Sarah Mervosh and Shawn Hubler
Officials nationwide were rethinking their efforts to slow the virus, which the nation’s top infectious disease expert said were “not working.” 

JUNE 25: Tampa Bay Times |  A Tampa Bay disinfecting business is born of pandemic reality
Shrouded in a baggy white suit and puffing through a full-face respirator, Eric Rodriguez worked his way through the Galley, spraying liquor bottles and touchpads as he went.

JUNE 24: Times Union | Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500
Floridians traveling to the New York City area will be required to quarantine as Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocketed by 5,500 Wednesday, a 25% jump from the previous one-day record set last week and triple the level of just two weeks ago.

JUNE 23: ABC Action News | Tampa Bay area governments enact face mask rules in effort to slow spread of COVID-19
Governments on both sides of Tampa Bay are now requiring face masks in many public places in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

JUNE 23: Bay News 9 | DeSantis: Bars, Restaurants Risk Losing Liquor Licenses If Social Distancing Guidelines Aren’t Followed
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stern warning Tuesday for establishments violating the state’s social distancing guidelines, saying if a business is way over capacity they could face one of the state’s harshest penalties.


JUNE 23: WTSP | The Galley to reopen after COVID-19 closure
It’s been nearly two weeks since The Galley in downtown St. Pete took to social media to announce several of their employees had tested positive for COVID-19. 


JUNE 23: CNBC | Florida restaurant owner Pete Boland on re-closing after reopening.  VIDEO
Pete Boland, c0-owner of The Galley in St. Petersburg, Fla., joins “Squawk on the Street” to discuss having to close his business again after a staff member contracted Covid-19.


June 18: Miami Herald | ‘I told you so.’ Restaurants reopen only to close again. Here’s why
Pete Boland’s restaurant, The Galley, recently reopened after Florida relaxed its rules connected to the spread of the coronavirus, The Washington Post reported.

JUNE 17: Washington Post | ‘There is no playbook’: Restaurants are closing again after workers test positive for coronavirus
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Pete Boland spent last weekend trying to secure scarce slots for his 60 employees to get tested for COVID-19.


JUNE 16: WFLA | St. Pete bars shut down temporarily after staff members test positive for COVID-19
Three bars in Downtown St. Petersburg have closed temporarily after some of their employees tested positive for coronavirus.


JUNE 16: CNN INTERNATIONAL | Florida restaurant faces uncertainty amid state virus surge VIDEO
The Galley Restaurant in Florida closed in March, reopened in May, and closed again in June after staff experienced COVID-19 symptoms.


JUNE 16: I LOVE THE BURG | St. Pete restaurants and bars respond to COVID-19 spike
Just over a week ago the state of Florida entered phase II of reopening.


JUNE 16: TAMPA BAY TIMES | Coronavirus cases up at Tampa Bay bars and restaurants, with little guidance on how to handle
On Friday, shortly after 7 p.m., Pete Boland announced last call at his St. Petersburg bar and restaurant the Galley.


JUNE 16: INSURANCE JOURNAL | Some Florida Bars, Restaurants Temporarily Close as Virus Cases Rise
Some Florida bars and restaurants are temporarily closing their doors after being back open for just a few weeks because workers or patrons have tested positive for the new coronavirus.


JUNE 15: HERALD TRIBUNE | Some pubs closing temporarily as Florida virus cases rise
The closures come as the number of new daily coronavirus cases in Florida on Sunday exceeded 2,000 cases for the second day in a row.


JUNE 14: FOX 13 NEWS | Three St. Petersburg bars close after employees test positive for COVID-19
The Galley, Parks and Rec and Avenue Eat & Drink closed their doors one week after reopening after staff members tested positive for COVID-19.


 JUNE 13: WTSP | Downtown St. Pete bars close after employees test positive for COVID-19
The same day Florida broke its record for a single-day spike of new cases of coronavirus, three downtown St. Pete


JUNE 12: TAMPA BAY TIMES | St. Pete bars the Galley, Park & Rec and the Avenue Eat + Drink close after employees test positive for COVID-19
Three downtown bars within a couple of blocks of one another announced Friday night that they’re temporarily closing after staffers tested positive for COVID-19.