New York City’s restaurants are struggling even more as Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) 10 p.m. coronavirus curfew has reduced their revenue by 30 percent.
Restaurant owners in the city say their revenues dropped by roughly 30 percent this weekend after closing early to comply with the governor’s latest mandate to control coronavirus in the state.
“It’s not easy to get people to leave,” Erin Bellard, owner of e’s BAR on the Upper West Side, told the New York Post. “We tell them they have to leave by 10 p.m., but it’s definitely awkward.”
“There’s always a couple of people who push back. We try to be hospitable, but it’s like we are herding people out — we just can’t risk a $10,000 fine. We are struggling to stay afloat,” Bellard added.
To adapt to the changes, e’s BAR plans to begin opening earlier on Thursdays, Fridays, and