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Old 08-25-2020, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Seacoast NH
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"Operating since 1762, the Colonial American tavern has stood since the American Revolution and even hosted historical figures like George Washington and Continental Army officers."


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“While we have been open for outdoor dining, a lot of our guests are really wanting to try and get back into the historic building,” she said. “It’s the oldest standing structure in Manhattan. And, you know, we also offer 9,000 square feet indoor... We're very lucky with the space that we do have. We could definitely create a safe environment for our guests.”
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Bill DeBlasio (Warren Wilhem) is a Communist criminal. He proves it daily.
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:49 AM
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How is outdoor dining going to work in a month or two when fall/winter arrives for some of these barely hanging on establishments?
Hopefully an applebees or a chilis can take up the slack when all the locally owned establishments go belly up
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I know there is some controversy about NYC's oldest bar. I've been to McSorley's several times which has been run continuously since 1854, and I actually thought that would be the bar in question here.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Unfortunately, NY
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Outdoor dining is gross in the NY heat and humidity. They need to open up indoor dining. We were promised that once we flattened the curve, life could go back. No one signed up for indefinitely being shut down. This is insanity. With .7% virus there is no excuse.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:06 AM
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Outdoor dining is gross in the NY heat and humidity. They need to open up indoor dining. We were promised that once we flattened the curve, life could go back. No one signed up for indefinitely being shut down. This is insanity. With .7% virus there is no excuse.
Hmm I thought it was to prolong exposure the virus and slow down the positive effects of herd immunity?
Between the govt power grabs and the psychological damage done to the gen pop, life isnt going back.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hmm I thought it was to prolong exposure the virus and slow down the positive effects of herd immunity?
Between the govt power grabs and the psychological damage done to the gen pop, life isnt going back.
The Democrat/Media/Social Media Alliance has done a great job of brainwashing people.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:12 AM
 
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NYC is at risk of going out of business. But not to worry say moron Big Apple leftists, the void created by the exodus can easily be filled with illegal aliens. That's their crafty plan.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:13 AM
 
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Outdoor dining is gross in the NY heat and humidity. They need to open up indoor dining. We were promised that once we flattened the curve, life could go back. No one signed up for indefinitely being shut down. This is insanity. With .7% virus there is no excuse.
Yes. We were told that we needed a few weeks of concerted effort to flatten the curve and ensure that our hospitals would not be overrun. We accomplished that long ago. The goal never was to reduce the number of deaths, but just to spread them out (which is what flattening the curve is).

I went to a restaurant this weekend, where owners are restricted to 50% capacity. Every other booth and table was vacant, and servers of course were wearing masks. At the very minimum, NY restaurants should be allowed to do that. It might be enough to keep them afloat until the spring.

Also, I know NYC prices are high, but the restaurant I went to had a note on the window that a surcharge of 10% will be added to the final bill to help compensate for their lower volume. It’s a small price to pay for those customers who have been cooped up for months. (Plus, the way I figure it, I had been going out to eat around 1 or 2 times a week before the virus, so I can pay a slight up charge now and still have spent a lot less overall.)
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Unfortunately, NY
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Yes. We were told that we needed a few weeks of concerted effort to flatten the curve and ensure that our hospitals would not be overrun. We accomplished that long ago. The goal never was to reduce the number of deaths, but just to spread them out (which is what flattening the curve is).

I went to a restaurant this weekend, where owners are restricted to 50% capacity. Every other booth and table was vacant, and servers of course were wearing masks. At the very minimum, NY restaurants should be allowed to do that. It might be enough to keep them afloat until the spring.

Also, I know NYC prices are high, but the restaurant I went to had a note on the window that a surcharge of 10% will be added to the final bill to help compensate for their lower volume. It’s a small price to pay for those customers who have been cooped up for months. (Plus, the way I figure it, I had been going out to eat around 1 or 2 times a week before the virus, so I can pay a slight up charge now and still have spent a lot less overall.)
It's sad...these restaurants have more staff than customers. Heartbreaking to see all this. And in my industry--fitness---we were only allowed to open indoors yesterday, but at reduced capacity and with many restrictions. We constantly get emails announcing places closing for good. Mostly small places like yoga studios, small gyms...
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