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Beverly Hills restaurant La Scala planning secret New Year’s Eve dinner despite COVID closures

Beverly Hills, California (KABC)-The finest Beverly Hills restaurant has invited customers to a “modest” indoor New Year’s Eve dinner that appears to be held in violation of the Los Angeles County COVID-19 protocol.

La Scala explained that the event will be held indoors on New Year’s Eve as a “Speakeasy” -themed dinner during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Some customers picking up food found an invitation in their takeaway bag.

Current Los Angeles County and California regulations prohibit direct dining in restaurants, indoors or outdoors. The county is trying to put a heavy burden on local hospitals and limit the outbreak of coronavirus, which leaves little room available for intensive care units.

The Beverly Hills police station is aware of the case and said the city’s law enforcement department is handling the matter.

Opened in 1956, La Scala is the Beverly Hills facility best known for its chopped salads and celebrity sightings.

The news has been repulsive, and the restaurant’s Instagram feed is packed with comments that describe the party’s plans as “selfish, destructive,” and “disgusting.”

“We are surprised that restaurants are trying to do this because there is a curfew right now,” said Marcel Logan of West Hollywood. “I don’t think it’s a good idea personally. Both parents were infected with COVID. We just left the hospital.”

“If everyone takes it seriously and does what we need to do, we can have more indoor parties at the right time.”

The restaurant has not responded publicly to the dispute. According to the restaurant’s website, it was closed for Christmas and the day after, and December 31st.

New Year’s Eve party news comes when Governor Gavin Newsom begs the public not to get together during the holidays, saying it will only lead to a surge in COVID-19.

“The crisis will surge again in the middle and second half of January and February, in addition to today’s surge,” Newsom warned.

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