Homeowners of The Landmark Restaurant in Austintown determined to shut for the protection of staff and clients
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Many eating places and companies have needed to shut as a result of COVID-19. The Landmark Restaurant & Bakery lately made the choice to shutter its doorways for some time — a call the house owners stated they didn’t take flippantly on their first day again in enterprise because the finish of final week.
“We weren’t mandated to close down. It was only a determination on what the best factor to do was,” stated Raphe Neapolitan.
He and Matt Savon each personal The Landmark Restaurant in Austintown.
Final week, an worker reported attainable coronavirus publicity. Out of warning, everybody bought examined, and one got here again constructive with no signs, so the house owners determined to shut down for deep cleansing.
“For our clients and for our employees, clearly, it’s not a simple determination, however we thought it was the best determination,” Savon stated.
Weekends are high-revenue days for eating places, and in keeping with Neapolitan, they didn’t obtain CARES Act cash as a result of they took possession of the restaurant after February 2019. So, he stated, they’ve taken a monetary hit from the closure.
“We’ve got eight staff right here that additionally rely on this,” Savon stated. “They wish to work, they wish to earn a living, too, however there’s meals waste, stuff goes unhealthy over the course of these days.”
Savon additionally stated that they understand individuals could be fearful about coming again however assured that they’re persevering with to restrict capability, house tables six ft aside and clear menus, tables, chairs and the salt and pepper shakers after every use.
“We do every part we are able to right here,” Neapolitan stated. “It’s an unlucky state of affairs. It’s going to occur right here, identical to it occurs in all places else, and I’d prefer to suppose we made the best determination and have the most effective practices in place to stop it from taking place once more.”
Neapolitan stated clients and employees have been understanding and respect them for dealing with it the way in which they did.
“It’s a extremely robust determination for everyone,” Savon stated. “We’ve got an ideal employees that rolls with the punches and helps us out tremendously.”