By: Mia Summerson, Sentinel Staff
Over the summer, Keene restaurants were able to make use of outdoor seating to offset some of the revenue they lost due to COVID-19-related restrictions and closures. But with temperatures dropping and virus cases soaring, these businesses face a new round of challenges.
On Wednesday, Luca Paris, owner of Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe, hosted a Zoom meeting for Keene restaurants to discuss some of their struggles and how to respond when a staff member tests positive for the coronavirus. The meeting was joined by city officials, who have been working with eateries to help them navigate the pandemic.
“With the change of the weather and the uptick in numbers that people are commenting on, we’re finding that people are coming out less,” Paris said during the meeting. “So for us, our shift has been towards a to-go system more than in-house [service].”
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