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Indoor Dining to Reopen in NYC on Valentine’s Day

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Indoor dining is to resume at New York City Restaurants on this Valentine’s day. Restaurants suffered a major setback amid the pandemic. The novel coronavirus brought everything to a halt in New York City. Restaurants adapted themselves and limited dining to sidewalks and street seating. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has good news for the restaurants as they can cater to customers indoors now. This decision came after the coronavirus cases in the city are on the decline.

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The ban on indoor dining came in December when the Coronavirus cases surged in the city.

However, restaurants remained open as they catered to the customers on the sidewalks. Owners faced challenges with outdoor dining as the mercury continued to plummet in the city. They also complained that the government announced shutdowns, suddenly leaving them with no time to prepare.

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“The restaurants want a period of time so they can notify workers, they can get up to speed for indoor dining, order supplies, etc.,” Cuomo said at a press conference Friday.

What Cuomo Has to Say?

14th February, Valentine’s day is an excellent time to propose, according to Cuomo. Furthermore, wedding receptions of up to 50% or 150 people can resume March 15, announced Cuomo. All the guests are needed to be tested before attending the ceremonies. “No pressure,” Cuomo quipped. “But, it’s just an idea.”

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“Restaurants are open on Valentine’s Day, you could make a reservation now or plan dinner on Valentine’s Day,” Cuomo joked as he announced the policy.

However, Cuomo is facing a backlash on his recent decision to reopen the indoor dining. The restaurant owners claim that 25% capacity is not enough to generate revenues.

A NYC restaurant owner went on to slam Cuomo, arguing that New York is the ‘worst-run state in the country’. The pandemic has crushed the finances of local eateries. Joseph Smith, the owner of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, said that 25% indoor dining capacity will not help the ailing restaurant businesses of the city.

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