Cocktails to go sales in New York bars and restaurants extended by one month
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York officially extended the take-away cocktail sale in New York until July 26.
From mid-March, bars and restaurants in New York were prohibited from receiving customers. But they were allowed to sell cocktails to go as long as they sold food. New Yorkers will be able to order cocktails to go until July 26th. Such sales were initially to expire on June 27.
The take-away sale has allowed many bars and restaurants to keep their businesses afloat. Although several owners feared that the return to normalcy would be delayed. In fact, many customers tended to gather in front of the businesses, and the governor, for fear of not respecting hygiene and distance rules, threatened to prolong the confinement.
New York City is getting ready to move to phase 3 of reopening, scheduled for July 6. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, “We are going to re-examine the rules for inside dinning. The most important thing is to stay safe and avoid an upsurge.”
Today many, and more and more restaurants, are offering outdoor dining on the streets of the city.
Recently, the city of Chicago legalized the sale of cocktails to go after a petition movement was launched by bartender Julia Momose of the Kumiko bar.
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