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“You Cannot Just Decide You’re Going to Sell Groceries”

Remember when we used to make fun of the Soviet Union? At some point we became it. That’s why nothing works and nothing gets done except passing around blame for the latest ineptitudes in a fossilized system whose only animating principle is bureaucracy.

The Los Angeles County Health Department has started shutting down restaurants that have transformed themselves into pop-up grocery stores as a means to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Just because you can be trusted to cook pasta, doesn’t mean you can sell people toilet paper.

“We have plenty of toilet paper, plenty of produce and fruits and everything. So, instead of letting all this stuff go to waste, let’s open up and offer it to the neighborhood,” said Robert Kronfli, co-owner of Bacari restaurant in Playa Del Rey.

Because it’s California. That’s why.

Kronfli says area residents were flocking to his restaurant to buy over 40 items, including milk, meats, flour and other typical supermarket staples. But Bacari had to temporarily close on Friday,  when an LA County health inspector showed up and ordered it to “immediately cease all food sales” because the restaurant was “operating outside the scope of its permit,” according to an inspection report obtained by the NBC4 I-Team.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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