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Some eating places say reopening can be difficult with restrictions – WBAL TV Baltimore

CUSTOMERS. BUT SOME OWNERS SAY THE POLICY CHANGE WILL NOT help their stores stay open. 11 NEWS & # 39; REPORTER TRE WARD LIVES TODAY IN HAMPDEN WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THE OWNER TRE: Almost a year in the pandemic. In the art house, adaptation is the key to survival. >> It was a little hectic the last two days. THEY GIVEN US TWO DAYS OF NOTIFICATION TO RETAIN EVERYTHING AND TO RUN. TRE: AND ONE MORE CHANGE ONCE AGAIN FOR RESTAURANTS IN BALTIMORE CITY. AS A WEEK-LONG PROHIBITION FOR DINNER ON FRIDAY MORNING. BUT WITH SOME REMAINING RULES >> IT'S DIFFICULT TO MANAGING THE SPOT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT WEEK WILL LOOK LIKE. TRE: INDOOR FOOD CANNOT EXCEED 25% OF DINING CAPACITY, CANNOT GO OVER 50%. ALL CARTRIDGES MUST LOG IN AND OUT TO HELP WITH CONTACT TRACKING. AND YOUR TIME TO EAT IN RESTAURANTS CANNOT LEAVE MORE THAN AN HOUR. >> WE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THIS DECISION IF THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER AND OUR OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT THINK IT IS SAFE FOR US TO DO IT BASED ON WHERE WE ARE. WHILE THE PEOPLE IN THE ARTHOUSE ARE STILL MOVING FORWARD UNDER THE NEW RULES, >> DOES 25% JUST NOT WORK FOR US, ALSO COMBINED WITH EXECUTING AND EATING OUTDOOR? I mean we're supposed to get snow on Monday and Tuesday. WHO WILL SIT AND EAT OUTSIDE? TRE: SAY THE RESTRICTIONS WOULD NOT REOPEN YOUR STORE. >> 100%, WE CAN MAKE THIS PLACE LIKE NO TOMORROW, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO HALF A CERTAIN AMOUNT FROM EMPLOYEES AND DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO BUY HOW MUCH PRODUCT. TR AS OWNERS NOW FACING A DIFFERENT CHANGE, SOME OF THEM WHO HAVE A STAY PLANNING UNTIL RESTAURANTS CAN SAFELY REOPEN WITH FULL CAPACITY

Some restaurants say reopening will be challenging with restrictions

Updated: 10:52 PM EST January 22, 2021

Baltimore City is taking steps to help restaurants recover by allowing them to reopen on Friday, but with restrictions. || Coronavirus updates | Maryland's latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine information || However, some owners said the policy change will not help keep their businesses open. While the new policy allows eating in restaurants, some owners say remaining restrictions on how long a person can stay in a restaurant could be challenging. "It was like a roller coaster ride. It was up and down. It was a little hectic the last two days. They let us know two days in advance to get everything working again," said Tony Rutka, manager at Arthouse Eine Another change to restaurants in Baltimore City other than a week-long food ban that was lifted from Friday morning, but with some rules remaining. "It's difficult to manage the place if you don't know what the next week will be like," Rutka said . Dining indoors cannot exceed 25% capacity. Outdoor dining cannot be more than 50%. All users are required to log in and out for easy contact tracing and dining time cannot be longer than an hour. "We wouldn't have made this decision if the Department of Health Officer and our other staff hadn't thought so. It was safe for us to do this, depending on where we are," said Mayor Brandon Scott Still evolving arthouse under the new rules, co-owners of the Mount Washington Tavern said the restrictions weren't worth reopening their business. "Twenty-five percent just doesn't work for us, even with execution. And eat outdoors? I mean we're supposed to get snow on Monday and Tuesday. Who will sit outside and eat? Rob Frisch, co-owner of the Mount Washington Tavern, said, “One hundred percent we can make this place like there's no tomorrow, but when you have half a certain number of staff and you don't know how much groceries to buy, how Produce a lot, "said Dave Lichty, co-owner of the Mount Washington Tavern. With the owners facing another change, some of them plan to continue operating until the restaurants are back to full capacity." I think everyone has it easy To adjust and hopefully it'll all clear up soon. You know, we got the vaccines out. You know, just keep your fingers crossed, "said Rutka. And another rule for restaurants with outdoor tents, the city says they do must leave all flaps open to allow air to circulate.

Baltimore City is taking steps to help restaurants recover by allowing them to reopen on Friday, but with restrictions.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland's latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine info ||

However, some owners said the policy change will not help keep their businesses open.

While the new policy allows eating in restaurants, some owners say remaining restrictions on how long a person can stay in a restaurant could be challenging.

"It was like a roller coaster ride. It was up and down. It was a little hectic the past two days. They gave us two days notice to get everything working again," said Tony Rutka, manager at the arthouse.

And yet another change to restaurants in Baltimore City as a week-long ban on eating that was lifted from Friday morning.

But with some remaining rules.

"It's difficult to manage the spot if you don't know what the next week will be like," said Rutka.

Dining indoors cannot exceed 25% capacity. Outdoor dining cannot be more than 50%. All users need to sign in and out for easy contact tracking. Eating times in restaurants cannot be longer than an hour.

"We would not have made this decision if the Department of Health Officer and our other people had not believed it was safe for us to do this based on our location," said Mayor Brandon Scott.

While the people in the art house are still evolving under the new rules, co-owners of the Mount Washington Tavern said the restrictions weren't worth reopening.

"Twenty-five percent just doesn't work for us, not even in combination with take away. And eating outside? I mean, we should have snow on Monday and Tuesday. Who is going to sit outside and eat?" said Rob Frisch, co-owner of the Mount Washington Tavern.

"One hundred percent, we can make this place like there's no tomorrow, but when you have half the staff and you don't know how much food to buy, how much product you're making," said Dave Lichty, Mount co-owner the Washington Tavern.

Now that the owners are facing another change, some of them plan to continue operating until the restaurants are at full capacity again.

"I think everyone just has to adjust and hopefully everything will work out by itself soon. You know, we brought out the vaccines. You know, just keep your fingers crossed," said Rutka.

And another rule for restaurants with outdoor tents: the city says that all doors must be open for air to circulate.

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