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Taqueria Del Pueblo - Facebook Announcement of Second Location.png
Taqueria Del Pueblo is a small restaurant in Worcester Public Market. The business opened in February 2020, and the owners announced that they plan to open a larger, second location on Highland Street near WPI this summer.
Created By: Taqueria Del Pueblo; Contributed By: Taqueria Del Pueblo
Date: 04/04/2021

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Employee Shortage.pdf
After starting to open up again, Worcester restaurants are struggling to find employees after being forced to close down and lay off many employees in the beginning of the pandemic.
Created By: Marco Cartolano; Contributed By: Marco Cartolano
Date: 04/18/2021

Mass.gov Phase-Two of Four-Step Reopening Plan.pdf
The state of Massachusetts enters phase-two of the four-phase plan to reopen the state. This phase allows restaurants to open outdoor dining and other non-essential businesses to reopen at limited capacity.
Created By: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito; Contributed By: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
Date: 06/06/2020

Area Area restaurants adapt to survive, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA), March 14, 2021.pdf
Owner of Worcester Restaurant Group Robb Ahlquist shares how his business has adapted during the pandemic.
"More people being vaccinated and the fact that restaurants adhere to safety regulations increase the demand for outdoor dining. I think of it…
Created By: Barbara Houle; Contributed By: Barbara Houle
Date: 03/14/2021

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Bean Counter Bakery Café saw massive growth in business during the holidays. Owner Alice Lombardi reported twice the usual orders for Halloween, three times as many for Thanksgiving, business "through the roof" during Christmas and even busier for…
Created By: Christine Peterson; Contributed By: Christine Peterson
Date: 03/28/2021

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The Paycheck Protection Program helped business owner Alice Lombardi of Bean Counter Bakery Café to keep her business afloat during the pandemic. The café transitioned to takeout only during the pandemic and the business was struggling.

Alice…
Created By: Christine Peterson; Contributed By: Christine Peterson
Date: 03/28/2021

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Becker College will be closing at the end of the school year. Lots of local businesses around Highland Street rely on business from college students, so they may see less customers.
Created By: Dillon McCarthy; Contributed By: Dillon McCarthy
Date: 04/22/2021
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