Many residents are kicking off this holiday weekend at bars

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Signs are plastered on the door of the Bulldog telling guests to use precaution.

“With it being the holiday weekend we do expect a big turnout,” Nikki Merritt said.

Merritt is the general manager. She says with the Fourth of July right around the corner, safety is her top priority.

“We want everybody to come out and have a good time, but we do understand with the new mask mandate being put into place on Friday that’s something that we expect our customers to take part in,” Merritt said.

Merritt is referring to East Baton Rouge’s new mask mandate requiring employees and customers to wear a face-covering when inside a business.

Residents say though the holiday will be different this year they’re happy they can still celebrate.

“I’m excited,” Nicholas Mueller said. “[I’m] off work, [I] get to hang out with people even if it’s not a big get together or anything like that. Having an opportunity to be off and spend time with people is always something I have to take advantage of.”

Employees will be stationed around the bar to ensure the rules are followed. Merritt says she expects the weekend to go on without a hitch.

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