A restaurant stands empty and closed in a shuttered business district in Brooklyn on May 12, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
As Washington state’s COVID restrictions continue and restaurants must remain closed to indoor dining, some business owners have expressed they can’t survive on to-go and outdoor service alone.
Gold Bar diner latest to defy COVID restrictions and open indoor dining
Nick Crandall owns Railroad Pub and Pizza and Trainwreck Bar in Burlington. After struggling to make it work with only takeout, Crandall told The Dori Monson Show that he decided to shutdown the bar and focus on Railroad Pub and Pizza.
He opened up the garage doors at the pub, “plenty of airflow going through here, and everything’s been going pretty good,” Crandall said. “I got contacted by the liquor board and the liquor board said, you know, we had a complaint, but you’re legit to stay open. I said cool. And then I got a letter from L&I on Thursday that we had to sign for, and they just kind of said I’m not able to be open.”
“This is a structure, not outside dining, because I don’t have two by fours and…
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