I'm going to give them a B+ for the article.
Generally a recitation of the facts, with, as the OP noted, a few facts stated unclearly. I did not notice any unfactual statements other than referring to establishments that sell barely the legal minimum amount of food to meet the legal requirement as "bars". I'm supposing that "crowded" refers to approaching, but not exceeding, the maximum allowable capacity as set by the Fire Marshal.
The closing sentence clinched the B+ grade as opposed to gigging them for every petty detail.