Restaurants

Many landmark restaurants, bars won’t reopen after virus

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — La Tropicana Cafe has been a cornerstone of Tampa’s historic Latin-influenced Ybor City neighborhood since the 1960s, well known as a gathering spot where movers and shakers and even mobsters mixed with construction workers over Cuban coffee and sandwiches.

Now its doors are likely closed for good, like so many other bars and restaurants done in by the coronavirus pandemic.

Every neighborhood loses something precious when local eateries and hangouts get shuttered, but as infections spread and the economic fallout continues, the loss of iconic establishments like La Tropicana is particularly hard to swallow.

“In Tampa, if you were a politician, La Tropicana was where you would show up,” said Patrick Manteiga, editor and publisher of La Gaceta, a local newspaper that publishes in English, Spanish and Italian. For years, his father, Roland Manteiga, kept a corner table reserved for himself, with a special red telephone

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Ontario implements more public health measures in restaurants, Canada launches COVID Alert app

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 115,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,900 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 31

3:00 p.m.: COVID-19 ‘just waiting for an invitation to a party’

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer,

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US neas 150,000 deaths; Arizona protesters demand in-person classes; McDonald’s to close 200 US restaurants

President Donald Trump called the Senate Republican’s coronavirus economic stimulus package “semi-relevant” as the U.S. approaches 150,000 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. The president told reporters Tuesday the $1 trillion package proposal has provisions that he doesn’t support. 

Florida, meanwhile, reported more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and a new record of 186 deaths. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced students in most counties will likely not return to in-person classroom instruction this fall as counties must report 10 or fewer new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee revealed his school reopening plan: people must quarantine for 10 days immediately after testing positive for COVID-19 or when symptoms begin.

Here are some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. is nearing 150,000 deaths and has reported over 4.3 million cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, there have been over 660,000 deaths and

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McDonald’s Will Require All Customers To Wear Masks Inside Its U.S. Restaurants

McDonald’s will require customers inside all of its U.S. restaurants to wear masks or face coverings beginning Aug. 1.

The massive fast-food chain announced the decision Friday in a company letter, framing it as a necessary step in the nationwide effort to check the spread of COVID-19.

The company said it would also install protective panels throughout its dining and cooking areas, and said it has delayed reopening dining rooms for an additional 30 days.

“The latest science suggests droplets have the potential to stay in the air for extended periods of time, increasing the risk of virus spread, especially from asymptomatic carriers,” the letter, co-authored by McDonald’s USA President Joe Erlinger, reads. “As a result, the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reiterates face coverings are an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“To that end, and in order to protect the safety

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California closing all bars, indoor restaurants statewide

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 570,000 people worldwide.

Over 12.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 135,425 deaths.

California closing all bars, indoor restaurants statewide Arizona’s ICUs 90% full Hong Kong Disneyland to temporarily close

Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

Hard-hit Houston has hit a 25.2% positivity rate, according to city health director Dr. David Persse.

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Keys leaders want restaurants to close a bit early during lobster miniseason

When lobster “miniseason” rolls around at the end of the month, Monroe County leaders plan to have a nightly curfew for restaurants from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys.

The five county commissioners Wednesday showed no desire to ask the state to cancel the annual two-day event that draws thousands to South Florida, particularly the Keys, to hunt their bag limit of spiny lobster before the regular eight-month season opens Aug. 6.

But they were concerned about crowds filling the streets late at night.

Miniseason is scheduled to take place this year on July 29 and 30. The commission didn’t set the dates of the curfew but suggested it may start the night before miniseason and end the day after regular season starts.

Bars that already serve a lot of food have already closed due to the state’s

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Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.
Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Nobu Shiozawa is determined to get customers his restaurant’s homemade tofu and sushi without using delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates.

That’s not easy these days. Thanks to COVID-19, New York City banned restaurant dining in March. So Shiozawa, who owns and manages in New York City, uses his own small crew to avoid high commissions from the apps, usually .

“If I start using the food delivery service providers during the pandemic, the number of orders and the amount of sales would be increased,” he admitted.

But then he would have to hire more workers to handle the extra orders, which was hard for him to justify with the high fees and the fact he cut more than 60 percent of his staff after the pandemic started.

Image: Nobu Shiozawa

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