RIFLE, Colo. (CBS4)– A popular restaurant in Rifle has reopened despite receiving a cease and desist order. Shooters Grill is known for serving food to customers who carry firearms.
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The restaurant reopened on Saturday. Owner Lauren Boebert tweeted “If you want freedom, you have to go out and take it.”
Yesterday, I opened my restaurant in Rifle, CO.
Small businesses everywhere deserve the chance to open up. We are the life blood of this nation’s economy.
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 10, 2020
She opened the restaurant Saturday has served 300 to 400 people so far.READ MORE: Colorado Parks And Wildlife Records Ice On Steamboat Lake Making Eerie, Star Wars-Like Sounds
The Rifle Police Department delivered a cease and desist order on Tuesday.
“There’s no difference into going into my restaurant for 20 minutes and someone going into a salon for an hour-and-a-half,” said Boebert.MORE NEWS: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
Boebert said she will do everything to keep her doors open and her staff employed.