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Gov. Ned Lamont hinted Thursday that the next phase of reopening the state “might” begin in the next few weeks.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 6:59 PM

Updated 1,404 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont hinted Thursday that the next phase of reopening the state "might" begin in the next few weeks.
That decision will greatly affect restaurants that will lose outdoor dining spaces after the summer, and bars, which are still closed across the state.
John Nealon helped open Taco Daddy in Stamford in November. Nealon and his fiancée did not have much time to make money before being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At one point this year, they were only bringing in 5% of their original income. They can operate at 50% capacity indoors and but will lose their patio seating when the weather gets colder.
John Nealon says while they have been lucky to conduct business this summer, smaller restaurants will be in trouble if customers aren't allowed back inside.
Gov. Lamont did not give an exact timeline of when bars would begin to reopen.
 
 
 
 
 


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