Created: November 16, 2020 11:22 PM
It's that time of year when loved ones gather from near and far to eat together for the holidays. but more and more restaurants in 2020 are seeing this:
"It was a shocking image as I walked from one side of the restaurant to the other just to see that 6:15 p.m.on a Friday night," Dominick Purnomo said.
With Covid-19 cases once again on the rise, business owners like Heidi Knoblauch are coming up with creative ways to keep customers interested and shopping local this holiday season.
"We're doing a Covid-19 cocktail club, we're doing a cocktails and cookies and we're doing a punch and pie," Knoblauch said, Plumb Oyster Bar Owner.
Staff has been furloughed at Plumb and operating hours shortened at many brick and mortar's so they can keep afloat.
Many fear another shutdown might close their doors for good.
"Shop local, support us. We don't have a big box store, we don't get paid when we get shut down, we don't get the funding like everyone else. We literally will have nothing," Amanda Ziter said, Unbelievable Nutrition Owner.
"We could book an appointment, we'll Facetime and we'll actually walk you through the store and show you every piece, or something specific, we'll have it ready," Lorena Nazario said, Bella V Boutique and Styling Co-Owner.
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