Wisconsin restaurant installs virus-killing lights in its dining room, bar area

A Wisconsin restaurant is installing lights that reportedly kill airborne viruses

The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery in Kohler, Wisconsin, is reportedly the first restaurant in the U.S. to install far-UVC light technology, according to a press release. 

Healthe, Inc., a Florida-based company, made the lights — called “Healthe Space” lights — which “provide real-time mitigation of harmful pathogens and viruses,” the release said.

According to the company, the lights are mounted on the ceiling and give off general light as well as “far-UVC 222 sanitizing light to clean air and surfaces.”

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Eighteen of the Healthe Space lights are being installed throughout the restaurant, in the dining and bar areas, as well as in other buildings on the property.  

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Help South Tampa Restaurants Recover During Restaurant Week

TAMPA, FL — The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce wants to remind diners that there’s no shortage of eateries to share a meal or enjoy take-out and delivery during Taste of South Tampa Restaurant Week 2020 in South Tampa this week.

To lure diners back to South Tampa residents following the coronavirus pandemic closures, dozens of restaurants in South Tampa are offering customers discounts on food and drinks this week.

“We’re just excited to continue to support local businesses and promote South Tampa as open for business,” said Kelly Flannery, president and CEO of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. “This is our call to action opportunity for us to say come into South Tampa, come experience our restaurants.”

Following mandatory restaurant closures and then limits on diners, restaurant owners, along with laid-off and furloughed restaurant workers, are struggling to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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THE BLIND HORSE BECOMES FIRST RESTAURANT IN THE UNITED STATES TO INSTALL FAR-UVC LIGHT …

Kohler, WI, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery is the first restaurant in the United States to install Far-UVC 222 light technology to provide real-time mitigation of harmful pathogens and viruses. State-of-the-art sanitization solutions, developed by Melbourne, Fla. based Healthe Inc., will be installed at key locations throughout the restaurant in mid-October. Far-UVC 222 light technology provides an additional layer of critical protection for staff and guests–along with the other safety initiatives already in place throughout the property. 

“Of utmost importance to us is that we provide a safe environment so our guests and employees have the opportunity to feel a sense of normalcy and well-being that has been shaken by COVID-19,” said Thomas Nye, General Manager and Master Winemaker, The Blind Horse. “Real time mitigation of the virus has been our goal since this crisis began. The suite of safety protocols and

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Restaurant Stimulus Is Dead. This Needs To Be Your Plan Of Attack

This past year, The Independent Restaurant Coalition was fighting hard to get a bailout for restaurants, bars, inns, taverns, and food and beverage establishments. Despite their efforts and hard work, it appears this may not be happening just yet.   

The White House announced a hold on negotiating the latest stimulus package, called the HEROES Act, until after the election, then quickly turned an about-face just days later. When exactly will small business owners and restaurants get the relief help they need? At this point, who knows.   

To me, it was already too little, too late. Mid-November is just too far away to make any sort of impact for restaurant owners, sad to say. The pain and suffering has been too much and too long.  

Folks, hoping and relying on the government to help you in this time of crisis will kill your business. You need to be doing everything you

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Bar or restaurant? The big issue in pandemic-struck Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — New coronavirus restrictions put a spotlight on two Belgian classics this week: Beer and surrealism.

Since bars in Brussels were forced to close as of Thursday for at least a month to deal with a massive surge in cases but restaurants were allowed to remain open, the big question on the streets is: when is a bar a bar and when is a bar a restaurant? And more importantly, does the distinction really help contain the pandemic?

It is all very reminiscent of surrealism master Rene Magritte, who painted a picture of a pipe and wrote under it “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe,)” — because, of course, it is an image of a pipe.

“The Treachery of Images,” as the painting is called, also applies to Brussels watering holes these days. To stay open and in business, bars will have to prove

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NYC’s iconic Central Park Boathouse restaurant shutters after 66 years until 2021

A fixture of Central Park closed down as New York City businesses were hit hard by coronavirus restrictions, the Loeb Central Park Boathouse owner told “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.”

“We’ve been closed since the pandemic began in March and even though restaurants are able to reopen in the city, the business just isn’t there for the Boathouse,” Dean Poll told host Neil Cavuto.

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The owner of the Boathouse, which opened in 1954 and has been featured in films such as “When Harry Met Sally,” explained that they rely heavily on tourists and park-goers, as well as weddings and corporate events.

“All of that has disappeared.” Poll said.

“There’s just not enough business in the park to sustain

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Central Park Boathouse restaurant lets go of 163 furloughed staff



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The iconic Central Park Boathouse has had to shut its doors until spring and permanently lay off 163 furloughed staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff at the Boathouse restaurant in New York have been let go due to ‘unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19’, according to a Department of Labor notice. 

The notice gives its reason for filing the layoff notice as ‘temporary plant closure’. 

The Loeb Boathouse has been one of the most famous locations in Central Park since it first opened in 1954 and has featured in movies including When Harry Met Sally.



a house next to a body of water: The iconic Central Park Boathouse in New York has had to shut its doors until spring and permanently lay off 163 furloughed staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic


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The iconic Central Park Boathouse in New York has had to shut its doors until spring and permanently lay off 163 furloughed staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic



a couple of people sitting at a table: The Loeb Boathouse has been one of the most famous locations in Central Park since it first opened in 1954 and has featured in movies including When Harry Met Sally (pictured)


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The Historic Central Park Boathouse Restaurant Has Closed and Laid Off 163 Staff

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From Town & Country

If the return of fall has given you the urge to reenact the iconic New York moments of When Harry Met Sally, there’s at least one landmark from the film you’ll have to mark off your list. The lakeside restaurant at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, which has been a tourist attraction and New York mainstay since 1954, has officially closed its doors due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19,” according to a filing with the Department of Labor.

It joins the ranks of hundreds of other bars and eateries that have been forced to shutter amid the pandemic—the New York Times reports that nearly a third of the almost 3,000 New York City businesses that have closed since March are restaurants.

As part of the closure, the restaurant has reportedly laid off all 163 of

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