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The Sole Proprietor Outdoor Dining Tent.jpg
The Sole Proprietor has adapted their dining experience to include outdoor dining. The tent is located in front of the restaurant entrance in compliance with outdoor dining regulations set by the city. Outdoor dining has been important for the…
Created By: Dillon McCarthy; Contributed By: Dillon McCarthy
Date: 05/10/2021

Worcester License Commission Extends Outdoor Dining Laws.pdf
The outdoor-dining theme and takeout options will continue through 2021 as the Worcester License Commission extended the order allowing outdoor dining for restaurants in areas that may not be zoned accordingly. The commission is discussing making a…
Created By: Michael Bonner; Contributed By: Michael Bonner
Date: 04/01/2021

Paycheck Protection Program - Bean Counter Cafe.pdf
The PPP loan helped many businesses pay their employees and support the business during months of low revenue. One of these small businesses was Bean Counter Bakery Café, which received $175,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The loan…
Created By: Cyrus Moulton; Contributed By: Cyrus Moulton
Date: 03/28/2021

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 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

Worcester eateries, businesses adjust under virus' shadow - News - - Worcester, MA.pdf
This is a more personal account of what kinds of experiences Worcester local businesses have encountered with the pandemic looming over. Maria's Kitchen describes what low customer traffic has done to their business and the area, and how they have…
Created By: Steven H. Foskett Jr.; Contributed By: Steven H. Foskett Jr.
Date: 03/21/2020

Restaurants Struggling to Find Help.pdf
Restaurants describe their struggle to find help as customer traffic increases due to COVID-19 restrictions becoming increasingly relaxed.
Created By: Kate Benoit; Contributed By: Kate Benoit
Date: 04/02/2021
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