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.
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
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
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
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse owner Dean Poll on the state of New York City’s restaurant industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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
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