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Armed with new ideas, Florida’s top business regulator is considering his options after meeting with bar and brewery owners across Florida to discuss reopening.



a dining room table: Broken Strings co-founder and head brewer Charles Frizzell manages the bar as his business looks to overcome alcohol sale shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Broken Strings co-founder and head brewer Charles Frizzell manages the bar as his business looks to overcome alcohol sale shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Halsey Beshears, secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, met with owners in Orlando during two meetings Sunday that like other gatherings across the state was closed to news reporters.

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But both the department and people who attended the meetings said there was no timeline for reopening.

Beshears has held meetings across the state, including in Jacksonville, the Tampa Bay area and Pensacola. He met with owners in Brevard and Seminole counties last week.

His Orlando meeting with brewery owners, separate from another meeting with bar owners Sunday, took place

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