New York City’s restaurants may resume indoor dining on Friday at 25% capacity, two days ahead of the previously announced reopening date of Feb. 14. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined following the post-holiday surge.
Cuomo said Monday that the city’s hospitality sector has “made the point that they’d like to open a couple of days earlier so they can be ready for Valentine’s Day, get the staff oriented, get supplies into the restaurants, and that’s a reasonable request. So, we’ll start indoor dining on Friday at 25%.”
In a statement, the NYC Hospitality Alliance said the earlier reopening would allow restaurants “to generate much-needed revenue from the Valentine’s Day weekend business, much of which they would have lost because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year. The advanced opening and better health metrics are welcome news to the city’s decimated restaurant industry.”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
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