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May 20, 2020 - 8:33 am
Restaurants can begin offering service in outdoor dining areas Wednesday as part of the first phase of Connecticut's statewide reopening, including in hard-hit Fairfield County on the New York state line.
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May 20, 2020 - 12:44 am
Connecticut's partial reopening begins Wednesday, but not every business is ready to launch with COVID-19 restrictions.
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Reopen CT Advisory Group graphic on progress towards reopening criteria, 5/14/20
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Dave Mager
May 14, 2020 - 9:32 pm
From honking protestors to state GOP leaders to business associations, Gov. Lamont has heard it from all sides on "reopening," Now, the complaints are coming from some of the governor's closest allies in the State Senate. Even so, partial reopening for next Weds., May 20th, appears to be on track...
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WTICAM: On-Demand
May 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
Randy McNamara is CEO of Coach Geno Auriemma's company, Geno's Restaurant Group, which includes Cafe Aura in Manchester. McNamara tells WTIC's Dave Mager that after opening late last year, Cafe Aura had built a strong following before being forced to shut down due to coronavirus restrictions. He...
Take out and delivery are the only orders of the moment at Connecticut restaurants. (Shown here, the landmark Rein's Deli in Vernon, 3/17/20)
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
May 13, 2020 - 10:27 pm
As many restaurants prepare to reopen for outdoor seating next week, Gov. Lamont faces pressure from the industry to allow others to open for indoor seating earlier than planned. For the first time, the governor says indoor seating could open by June 20th. 150 business leaders have signed a letter...
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