Shutdown screwup: City Tavern clobbered by feds

Chef Walter Staib is the immigrant from the Black Forest and his famous City Tavern at 2nd and Walnut, where we are talking, was closed as part of the federal shutdown of sanity. It didn’t matter that not a single federal employee is among his 80 workers, almost all of whom lost pay for 10 days. How he was able to reopen last Saturday you will learn a bit later.

Further insanity: Staib not only does not take a dime from the feds, he pays $67,999.92 a year to the government for the right to run the restaurant in a building owned by We, the People.

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