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Battle Axes responds to complaint

Posted at 7:01 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 19:17:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington business took to social media after a complaint to the governor's office about their complaints.

Before Battle Axes reopened their doors, Pit Boss Will Sutherland says the business carefully thought out a plan to ensure everyone's safety. The plan included following CDC guidelines, employees wearing masks and installing UV-HVAC air purification system.

"We also rewrap all of our handles after every party, and on top of that we wipe them down with 69% alcohol, along with tabletops and stool tops," Sutherland said.

Battle Axes says they are accepting reservations of smaller parties, to maintain a 33% capacity and 17 ft. between each group.

"When the party comes in, the pit boss will got to the front, and take them to their designated pit. For example, we have numbers on each pit. We try to keep the traffic down at the bar as much as we can," Sutherland said.

With these safety guidelines in place, Battle Axes says they were shocked when they were notified about a complaint to the governor's office. The owners took to social media, to call out the so-called 'snitch'. The post has several comments of people supporting the business.

"We are doing our best to keep not only us safe, but more importantly the people coming here to get the fun and have what we have to offer. As long as we are allowed by the state, I don't see a problem with it," Sutherland said.

The business says all they want to do is help people relieve some stress.