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De Blasio 'hopeful' indoor dining announcement coming 'as early as this week'
New York restauranteur reacts to Mayor Bill de Blasio hinting indoor dining may not return to NYC until 2021
Come November, there are no heaters that will allow us to stay open, says Luca Di Pietro, owner of Tarallucci e Vino restaurant.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday said he is “hopeful” that the city will have an announcement on whether restaurants can begin indoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic, as early as this week.
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During a press conference Wednesday, de Blasio told reporters that he has been having “a lot of conversations” with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office this week.
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“Everyone is working together trying to figure out what is safe,” de Blasio said. “We have seen problems around the world with indoor dining, so we are taking it very seriously.”
De Blasio referenced problems “with bars and nightclubs.”
“Those need to be handled in a more stringent fashion,” he said, adding that he and health officials, in coordination with Cuomo’s office, are “making progress.”