CHICO, Calif. – “I am able to have my restaurant again that is for positive,” stated Amanda Bossheart, Proprietor of Om Meals.
Om Meals in Downtown Chico already has tables and chairs arrange outdoors the restaurant, able to re-open her outside eating if and when the stay-at-home order is lifted.
“I’m gonna be open on New 12 months’s Day. A number of us are enjoying by the principles and I feel it’s security first,” stated Bossheart.
The ICU capability within the Larger Sacramento Area improved to 16.6% on Monday. If it stays above the 15% threshold, the area, which incorporates Butte County, may have the regional stay-at-home order lifted.
This implies eating places can open their outside eating. Barbershops, nail, and hair salons can even reopen indoor operations however are restricted to 25% capability.
Security is one thing Jimmy Lee proprietor of Aonami is placing as a precedence, and even when the stay-at-home order is lifted, he’ll keep doing take-out and pickup solely.
“Will you open outside eating by likelihood?” requested Motion Information Now Reporter Esteban Reynoso.
“No, we have by no means actually preferred that possibility,” stated Lee in response. “Persons are nonetheless gonna come and sit on the identical tables. We’re nonetheless gonna should have employees clear up after them. Be sure everyone seems to be protected earlier than I make my place.”
Nevertheless, there are some companies that shouldn’t have the luxurious of opening outside eating.
“We’re on the second flooring. It is both come and decide it up, make it your self or name the supply folks,” stated Broadway Heights Proprietor Scott Schulman.
With out a eating possibility throughout the pandemic, Broadway Heights have resorted to supply, however Schulman says the businesses that do it are hurting the enterprise’s backside line.
“60% of our gross sales are within the supply discipline, the place it is largely DoorDash, a bit of Grubhub, and Entree Specific. They’re taking 25% from us. In the event you do the mathematics, 25% of 60% of your gross sales is known as sluggish dying,” he stated. “We’re dying by DoorDash.”
If the regional stay-at-home order is lifted, enterprise modifications will return to the blueprint for a safer financial system, the place Butte County is within the purple tier.