New York City is arguably—and people will argue—the dining capital of the world. With so much competition and small profit margins, it’s a tough industry as it is. So lockdown measures have taken a toll. Finally, indoor dining resumed on September 30, restricted to 25% capacity. Then, last Friday, the state imposed new restrictions—a 10pm curfew on bars, restaurants, and gyms.
To hear how it’s impacting the industry, we have with us Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance; Chef Paul Denamiel, owner of Le Rivage in New York’s Theater district; and hospitality industry attorney, Bruno V. Gioffre.