Merry Ann’s

Patrons eat inside Thursday evening at Merry-Ann’s Diner at Neil Street and Kirby Avenue in Champaign.

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CHAMPAIGN — Champaign city officials will conduct an administrative hearing at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 to determine the status of Merry-Ann’s Diner’s food-establishment license.

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District revoked the health permit for the restaurant, 1510 S. Neil St., C, last week after it continued serving food indoors in defiance of state COVID-19 mitigation restrictions.

Those restrictions include a current prohibition on indoor service at bars and restaurants to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections.

The city requires restaurants in Champaign to have both a health permit and a city license, and officials must now determine what course of action to follow for a restaurant currently operating without a valid health permit.

The hearing will be open to the public remotely on Zoom.

Information on how to access the hearing is on the city calendar at champaignil.gov/calendar/.

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