The Cairo governorate is clamping down on unlicensed coffeeshops located in Nasr City, Masr El Gedida, and Nozha for misusing units sold for residential purposes, Invest-Gate reports.

Other violations were carried out by coffeeshop owners against garages, sidewalks, and peace within the neighborhoods of Cairo, according to a governorate statement. Several of the vendors had also been carrying out business and operating without commercial permits.

Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid and the Head of Masr El Gedida Neighborhood Ibrahim Saber both confirm that owners who planning to reopen previously shut down coffeeshops will be penalized.

The owners and violators will be charged for breaking law 72 for 2017, which obliges the owner to pay a fine in the EGP 5,000-10,000 range and potentially face imprisonment for six months.