ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After defying the latest public health order barring indoor dining at restaurants, the owner of the Santa Fe and Farmington locations of Weck’s reversed course and said his restaurants will begin complying with the orders today, according to a news release.
Michael Dennis, the licensed owner of the Santa Fe and Farmington Weck’s locations, encouraged restaurants across the state to “band together and stay open” when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s ban on indoor dining went into effect Monday, according to a statement circulated on social media.
Dennis said in the statement he was supported by his customers, and on Monday customers could be seen going into the Santa Fe location for indoor dining.
All other locations of Weck’s, complied with the order and released a statement saying the other “locations are not affiliated with the decisions he is making for his restaurants.”