This week we shared important announcements about restaurant and bar restrictions being lifted. And then, earlier today, Mayor de Blasio announced that he wants to fully “reopen” New York City on July 1st. Shortly thereafter, Governor Cuomo indicated that he thinks we can open before then.
Ultimately, the State is generally in charge of re-opening, and it is too soon to know what the exact plan and details will be. But rest assured, the NYC Hospitality Alliance will be there advocating for our city’s restaurant and nightlife industry.
Today we issued the following statement:
"The news this week on easing restaurant and bar restrictions and heading toward a full reopening of New York City provides optimism for small business owners and workers who have been financially devastated by the pandemic, but we’re still on a very long road to full economic and social recovery. So, we urge our government leaders to double down on efforts to revive the hospitality industry, including enacting legislation to continue the popular alcohol to go policy, issuing temporary liquor licenses for new restaurants and bars in New York City to open faster, permanently capping third-party delivery fees, and swiftly connecting Restaurant Revitalization Fund dollars to struggling businesses.”