ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Nick Fosberg owns Fozzy’s Bar and Grill which joined Casey’s Pub and Nora’s Place on a cease and desist letter sent to Winnebago County Public Health Administrator Dr. Sandra Martell fighting recent measures by the health department to stop indoor dining.
“People aren’t going to sit outside in 40-45 degree weather it’s either I lose my business now or I fight this and we see what happens and I lose it later on,” said Fosberg.
Illinois attorney Thomas DeVore represents the owners. In his letter he says the health department is trying to intimidate his clients.
“Sometimes we have department of health officials not many, but some like Dr. Martell who for whatever reason personal, political, or otherwise find it necessary to go out here and try to enforce something that can’t be enforced by anyone,” said DeVore.
Doctor Martell responds saying:
“It is extremely disappointing