GoFundMe Campaign Set Up To Save Burleson Bar

BURLESON (1080 KRLD) - The coronavirus pandemic has shut down bars for a second time, leaving some bar owners to scramble to even stay in business.

Like all other bars in Texas, Cooter Brown's in Burleson had to close its doors this spring.

But just as it reopened, it had to close again.

"We had been open for a couple of weeks when this last shutdown happened this past Friday." says Carol Worley, who owns Cooter Brown's along with her husband.

While Gov. Abbott has allowed certain establishments to offer alcohol to go, Cooter Brown's can't.

"We, unfortunately, do not have a kitchen or serve any food, so we don't even qualify for any of the to-go orders," says Worley. "So we're literally making zero income whenever we're closed down."

And no income means no means to pay the bills.

"Hard to pay rent and utilities and any of those things with zero income," Worley says.

Combined with the first shutdown earlier this year, Cooter Brown's is now three months behind on rent, which Worley says is $3,666/month. 

A former bartender and a good friend of the Worleys has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so that it can catch up on rent and stay in business. (LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-quotthe-best-little-bar-in-burlesonquot)