Indoor Dining Returns in Area Hometowns

There’s finally some welcome news for restaurants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Phil Murphy announced indoor dining could resume Friday, September 4, with restrictions, just in time for Labor Day weekend.

“Great news!” posted Paragon Tap & Table in Clark following the announcement. “The weather looks nice for the weekend! Thank you for your continued support.”

Despite outdoor dining and takeout being allowed during the pandemic, many local restaurants have suffered economically without the use of their dining rooms.

Cranford’s Downtown District Management Corporation and the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) both urged residents and visitors to help support hard hit establishments.

“This is just another way that we can support our local businesses,” posted Downtown Cranford.

“Great news! Restaurants may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity,” posted DWC. “Make your reservations for Downtown Westfield.”

Indoor dining had originally been set to resume in July, but plans were dropped due the continued spread of the deadly virus.

Photo courtesy Paragon Tap & Table