Asheville restaurant reopens for lunch after animal blood spilled in weekend rock show


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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — An Asheville restaurant and brewery is reopening after animal blood was spilled during a weekend concert.

Lexington Avenue Brewery planned to reopen for lunch Thursday. But owner Mike Healy says he's not sure if the business will present live music this weekend.

The restaurant closed after a show Sunday night in which a heavy metal band splattered pig blood on the stage, the walls and the curtains.

Healy says efforts so far have been focused on cleaning so the restaurant and bar area could reopen. He says the cleanup of the music room was the second priority.

The Buncombe County Health Department has said there was no public safety risk from the spill.

The closing put the restaurant's staff of 45 out of work for three days.

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