M.T. Pockets reopens after voluntarily shutting down

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A bar on Hertel Ave. has reopened after voluntarily closing its doors, while under investigation for violating social distancing rules.

M.T. Pockets shut down after a bar patron was arrested. That person was accused of menacing and harassing protesters, and yelling racial slurs last month.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says M.T. Pockets came up with a safety plan, which the Department of Health approved.

MORE | Protesters come back to Hertel, demand change after confrontation outside M.T. Pockets

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