Irish bars across the city adjust to closures on St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day will be different this year for many bars and restaurants that were forced to shut down due to coronavirus.

The Irish Haven in Sunset Park has been a staple in the community since 1964.

The owner tells News 12 this week is usually their busiest, with customers pouring in around 8 a.m.

 The owner says the bar was already decorated and live music and staff were ready to go.

However, despite the closures, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing bar and restaurants to deliver alcohol along with food.

The owner tells News 12 the thing he’ll miss most this St. Patrick’s Day is the camaraderie

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