Corona-tastrophe. Part2

March 16th, 2020

We here we are in the thick of the Corona-tastrophe.  It is having far reaching implications and consequences for the Hospitality industry.

We have an interview with Andrew Rigie, Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance.  He’s also Chair of New York City’s Office of Nightlife Advisory Board.

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The interview with Mr. Rigie  was recorded prior to the March 15th announcement of Mayor Di Blasio's executive order limiting restaurants, bars, and cafes to food take out and delivery; nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must close effective Tuesday, March 17th. 

The NYC executive order was then superseded by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order the following day - March 16, 2020 - that all bars and restaurants in the entire state must go to take out & delivery only.  Interestingly though here in NY State, where to-go alcoholic drinks were a definite no-no for establishments like bars and restaurants with an on-premise license, it seems that it will now be allowed during the Corona-tastrophe.  So here in NY anyway we can sell to-go alcoholic beverages.   

The NYC Hospitality Alliance Group continues to remain a resource for our industry here in NYC - you can visit their site: the thenycalliance.org for the latest updates.

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