Restaurants, bars and shops closed around town over the weekend as cases of COVID-19 increased in the state and across the country. Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order March 20 curtailing business operations statewide as the pandemic worsens. (Duncan Adams and Derrick Perkins/The Western News)

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Libby restaurants and bars adapt after governor suspends dine-in service

Bruce Flock, owner of the historic Home Bar in Troy, shut down the tavern the day before Gov. Steve Bullock’s order for temporary closures would have accomplished the same thing.