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  • Half of NYC restaurants, bars may close for good due to COVID-19: audit

    10/01/2020 7:06:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/01/2020 | By Bernadette Hogan, Julia Marsh and Aaron Feis
    CORONAVIRUS IN NY Teachers union chief threatens legal action if de Blasio shuts down schools Coronavirus clusters in these NYC neighborhoods growing at an alarming rate It's past time to pull the plug on Andrew Cuomo's dictatorial pandemic powers State Liquor Authority's unjust enforcement deadly to lockdown-strained bars, eateries As many as half of all New York City bars and restaurants could shutter permanently within the next six months due to the coronavirus, according to a stunning new audit released Thursday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report lays bare the extent of the pandemic’s fiscal impact on one of...
  • Bill relaxing restrictions on restaurants and bars passes Pa. Senate

    09/22/2020 3:31:04 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 September A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    Legislation won state Senate approval on Tuesday that would relax some of the restrictions imposed on Pennsylvania’s restaurants and bars that have forced some of these establishments to close for good. House Bill 2513 would set minimum capacity for restaurants and taverns at a minimum of 50% and would allow them to go beyond that if their premises allows while complying with social distancing, masks and other safety precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state Department of Health. Further, it would remove Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration’s ban on bar services, allowing patrons to once again...
  • [Maryland's] Eastern Shore restaurants: “75% capacity increase doesn’t help us”

    09/21/2020 6:09:02 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 43 replies
    WMDT Salisbury, MD ^ | 9/21/20 | Taylor Lumpkin
    SALISBURY, Md. – The impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on restaurants here on the Eastern Shore has been like no other. “We’re about 50% down for the year, we’re also at 50% less employees than we had when we closed in March,” said Market Street Inn owner, Rob Mulford. And with Governor Larry Hogan’s recent announcement that restaurants in the state can up their indoor capacity from 50 to 75%, you’d think business owners would be excited. But when they learned of the change, this was more of their reaction: “75% capacity means absolutely zero,” said Mulford.
  • Dr. Fauci Says These 3 Places Must Close to Avoid More COVID Surges

    09/21/2020 9:32:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | ,September 21, 2020 | Jaimie Etkin
    Throughout the COVID pandemic, it's become increasingly clear that certain types of businesses in particular can pose a serious COVID risk: those that are indoors with poor ventilation where people tend to gather close together. And while most states have now reopened the majority of businesses, Anthony Fauci, MD, the nation's leading immunologist, is warning that three specific businesses should stay closed amid COVID.
  • Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Leaked Emails

    09/17/2020 8:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Daily Reformer ^ | 09/17/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Leaked emails between the senior adviser to Nashville's Mayor and a health department official reveal a disturbing effort to conceal extremely low coronavirus cases emanating from bars and restaurants, while the lion's share of infections occurred in nursing homes and construction workers, according to WZTV Nashville. On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases. Leslie Waller from the health department asks “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info...
  • Gov. Wolf administration asks restaurants to self-certify: Here’s what that means, and how to do it

    09/16/2020 4:01:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 16 September A.D. 2020 | Sean Adams
    Restaurants in Pennsylvania are being asked to self-certify with the state that they are following the COVID-19 guidelines. And those that do will be permitted to increase their capacity. The self-certification for restaurants requires them to submit online through the DCED’s website that they meet all of the state’s coronavirus prevention guidelines. The submission form will be available online starting on September 21. “Self-certifying your establishment shows your employees and customers that you care about their health and well-being, and demonstrates your commitment to helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Dennis Davin of the Department...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus mandates ruled unconstitutional: What changes? What happens next?

    09/15/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 15 September A.D. 2020 | Chris Mautner
    On Monday a federal judge in western Pennsylvania ruled that parts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home and business closure orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic were unconstitutional. The ruling was in a lawsuit filed in March by four western Pennsylvania counties and several Republican state lawmakers that claimed the governor’s orders violated the First Amendment as well as the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. What does it mean for the average Pennsylvanian? Here’s what we know so far. Why did the judge rule the shutdown orders unconstitutional? U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV...
  • BLM Visits McDonalds Restaurant in Pittsburgh (McDonalds Commercial Parody)

    09/09/2020 3:07:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Ovation Eddie ^ | 9/9/20 | BLM
    Self-explanatory
  • Cuomo signs NYC restaurants' death warrant: Governor says he won't allow city to reopen indoor dining because it 'doubles amount of bars and there's no one to enforce the rules' - so how come other major cities are managing?

    09/08/2020 2:22:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2020 | UK Daily Mail
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said he would not reopen indoor dining in New York City despite the infection rate being less than one percent for weeks in a row now because, he said, it would double the number of bars currently open and there is no one to enforce social distancing standards. The reasoning came after a conglomerate of bar and restaurant owners sued the state for $2billion in damages, claiming they were being unfairly shackled and stopped from making money. New York City - which has more bars and restaurants than any other city in the...
  • Confused At Sight Of People Eating Food, Communists Scream At Restaurants

    09/08/2020 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 7, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Communist marches around the country are peacefully intensifying. But the marchers have found a new target of their ire: restaurants. Never having seen people with plenty of food to eat, the commies are becoming agitated and confused and are calling for the closure of the evil capitalist eating establishments. The communists were confused and frightened by the sight of people eating food aplenty. Concluding it was part of a sinister capitalist plot to take over the world and then raise the living standards for everyone, they demanded the restaurant be shut down. "You guys are eating food? Smells like evil...
  • Pa. restaurants can soon open to 50% capacity, but must end booze sales early: Wolf

    09/08/2020 10:14:27 AM PDT · by lightman · 24 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 September A.D. 2020 | Sue Gleiter
    Restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania are getting some relief. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that starting Sept. 21 establishments can increase indoor seating capacity from 25% to 50%. But Wolf also threw in an additional caveat - restaurants with alcohol sales will have to cut off booze sales at 10 p.m. “While our aggressive and appropriate mitigation efforts have kept case counts low, we must continue to take important steps to protect public health and safety as we head into the fall. At the same time, we must also support the retail food services industry that has struggled throughout...
  • NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

    09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | September 4, 2020 | Staff
    Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city. ... Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action....
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is reopening indoor dining. Restaurants are still worried.

    09/02/2020 6:35:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    inquirer ^ | 09/02/2020 | Allison Steele
    Two months ago, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy cited spiking coronavirus infections in other states as a reason to postpone the return of indoor dining. As restaurants opened across the country, he said, it was clearly sparking new outbreaks. Now, as the state’s restaurant industry prepares to open indoor dining rooms on Friday, some fear the fate of their businesses will continue to depend on how others handle the pandemic.
  • New York Gov. Cuomo warns NYC restaurants may have to close again in the fall

    08/19/2020 12:23:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/19/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn & Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    New York City restaurants that have been staying afloat with outdoor patios and takeout service this summer may be forced to close when it turns cold this fall as local officials struggle to enforce the state’s orders to curb the coronavirus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Wednesday. Unlike other parts of the state, restaurants and bars in the Big Apple have not been allowed to reopen indoor dining services. Some have been able to operate with expanded outdoor patios that Cuomo has said are safer.
  • 200 Restaurants Announce 'Revolution,' Openly Defy Gov's Shutdown Orders (Pennsylvania)

    08/16/2020 5:40:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/14/20 | Johnathan Jones
    After growing tired of watching elected officials demand they operate at a capacity that is unsustainable for food service locations, 200 restaurateurs in Pennsylvania are staging a revolt. In an audacious plan, the restaurant owners intend to save their businesses by opening at a larger capacity, with some added safety measures. KDKA-TV reported the so-called restaurant revolution began Friday with dozens of restaurants opening at more than 25 percent capacity in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders. The movement encourages restaurants to ignore the state’s mandate that food service businesses operate at no more than one-quarter capacity. The participating...
  • How would a Democrat win affect U.S. restaurant owners?

    08/14/2020 1:49:58 PM PDT · by golux · 52 replies
    Free Republic | 08.14.2020 | golux
    Dear FRiends, I am very interested in your thoughts on how a Democrat win might affect restaurant owners, particularly in the "small chain" category, say, under 100 employees. Expenses, costs, labor, food, hiring, training, payroll, health/fire/labor codes... It has been a wild struggle but I am wondering if it is going to be an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" situation. There is so much knowledge, depth of thought, and camaraderie here I thought it would be OK to ask for help trying to map out the future. If you could look into your proverbial crystal ball... (Donation...
  • New Mexico’s busy putting healthy folks out of work (No prohibition is too strict for Dems to enact)

    08/12/2020 12:35:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2020 | Alan R. Wilson
    Scarpa’s [restaurant] was visited by two state police officers, and then by city health department officials. You’ll appreciate this: Law enforcement took two of its best away from drugs, shootings, assaults and deadly crashes to close down Scarpa’s. Scarpa’s crime was to provide patio dining by elevating its wall system that opens some of its dining area to the sunlight and the fresh air. The restaurant’s ventilation system provided positive air flow continuously over the tables. But, we have a government that knows better and has the unlimited resources to send law enforcement to impose its judgment. ... When the...
  • 83 percent of NYC restaurants, bars unable to pay full rent, survey reveals

    08/03/2020 11:44:43 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/3/2020 | Carl Campanile
    The coronavirus pandemic continues to impose a severe economic toll on New York City’s eateries and pubs — with 83 percent of establishments saying they’re unable to make their full July rent and 37 percent unable to pay at all, a survey released Monday reveals.
  • Chicago Dunkin' employee arrested after trooper finds 'large, thick piece of mucus' in coffee

    08/02/2020 10:42:53 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    An Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper purchased a large cup of black coffee from the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 6738 West Archer Avenue around 10:20 p.m. Thursday night. Because the coffee was “extremely hot,” he removed the lid to cool it down when he observed “a large, thick piece of mucus, which was later confirmed to be saliva, floating inside it,” Illinois State Police said in a press release. Vincent J. Sessler, a 25-year-old employee working at the Dunkin’ at the time of the incident, was arrested before 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • Cancel Culture Goes After Successful Oklahoma Restaurant

    07/27/2020 2:31:54 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 72 replies
    US Incorporated ^ | July 27, 2020 | Allan Wall
    The Cancel Culture is now aiming its guns at a popular local restaurant in Stillwater, Oklahoma, because of its name – Eskimo Joe’s. Eskimo Joe’s is a very successful local restaurant, founded in 1975, and has become quite well-known outside of the Sooner State. Its iconic shirts, featuring a smiling Eskimo and his faithful dog, Bucky, are so popular that the company has a clothing store right next to the restaurant. So what's the problem? A petition is circulating, attacking the restaurant for its name and its logo.