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As more and more restrictions have been placed on public gatherings because of concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak, area entertainment venus are trying to navigate the landscape to stay in business.
Newton has two bars in town that are not either corporate owned or private clubs — Moxie Grill & Brew Pub, located on Old Main at Southwest 14th Street; and Jay’s Place, on North Main at Third Street.
Moxie is still opening, but co-owner Shannon Reed said that may not be the case for much longer.
“We’re waiting to hear what we should