Successful opening for dine-in restaurants and stores for in-person shopping
by DAVE SCHWAB
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The Public House at 830 Kline St. in La Jolla. PHOTO BY MIKE FAHEY
The Public House at 830 Kline St. in La Jolla. PHOTO BY MIKE FAHEY
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Allowed to reopen with strict guidelines and limited seating under the County’s plan to allow dine-in customers, local restaurateurs are happy to reopen, but also fear the pandemic has shaken customer’s confidence, which could translate into a long slow climb back to normalcy and profitability.

“We’re absolutely jubilant, and everyone we talked to at their tables was just glad to be out again in public, they were just glowing,” said owner Mark Oliver of Pueblo serving Baja-inspired cuisine at 877 Hornblend St. in Pacific Beach. The restaurant reopened for dine-in just before Memorial Day weekend.

But Oliver offered this caveat. “We did maybe 50% to 60% of the sales, in about 50% of the seating, that we did last year on the same Memorial Day weekend.”

This suggested to Oliver, “There’s a very good chance that we may not have one month of profit, maybe for another year. It could be a negative cash flow situation for quite a while.”

“We’re open and we’re kicking,” said John Gelastopoulos, owner of Broken Yolk, a regional restaurant chain that started in PB at 1851 Garnet Ave.

“We reopened our dine-in on May 21 with almost 50% of space in our main room, with signs on every other booth saying they were closed for social distancing. We also had paper menus that are disposable.”

Though encouraged by dine-in turnout the first weekend of reopening, Gelastopolous concurs with Oliver that getting back to “normal” could be difficult.

“I like what I’ve seen,” he said. “But we still had a lot of deliveries, and I don’t think that’s going to go away. It’s going to take some time for the public to get over this (pandemic) fear.”

Michel Malecot, chef and owner of The French Gourmet at 960 Turquoise St., who expects to re-open for dine-in in early June, agreed with Oliver and Gelastopolous that Covid-19 may have permanently changed San Diego’s restaurant landscape.

“I think the business will drastically change. Before the pandemic, my business was about 60% catering,” Malecot said, adding social distancing stifled his catering.

“Since the pandemic, my take-out has been doing very well, and the bakery and to-go are drastically up,” he said. “But I’m doing a third of the business right now that I used to do.”

The state has approved San Diego County to move further into Stage 3 re-opening, allowing dine-in customers at restaurants and in-person shopping for retail businesses, with modifications to protect the spread of coronavirus.

Businesses need to follow the guidelines, complete and post safe reopening plans. The new regulations require businesses and restaurants to demonstrate compliance with requirements for social distancing, disinfection, sanitation, and safe operations.

Other coastal restaurants were just overjoyed to be back in business, though many admitted pandemic health restrictions now in place present significant challenges to successful operations.

“We are so delighted to be able to open, even with the restrictions,” said Amy Bulgatz, CFO for Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, which recently renovated at 875 Prospect St. in La Jolla. “We are so excited to see our employees and guests again and are eager for life to get back to normal. We were very lucky to be able to be open for take-out to at least keep some employees and fulfill the cravings of our guests for their favorites. But nothing beats the vibe of a dine-in restaurant.”

"We are thrilled to open our dining rooms to San Diegans, and hope to be a source of entertainment, nourishment, and joy,” said Eric Adler, a co-founder of Puesto La Jolla at 1026 Wall St. “Be assured we are doing our part to ensure a safe space for everyone to enjoy.”

“We were excited to open our restaurant offering dine-in services,” said Morgan Barnes, spokesperson for Lagom Balanced Food at 723 Pearl St. “We decided to utilize our outdoor area and move some tables on to the sidewalk (6 feet apart). We feel like this is a good opportunity for us to create a friendly outdoor area in addition to our dining room. We will continue to serve fresh and healthy breakfast and lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We look forward to serving the community.”

Recently remodeled Westfield UTC, which bills itself as an outdoor retail resort, announced it and other shopping centers it has countywide will re-open May 29.

“The centers will welcome back customers with modified hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, although individual retailer hours may vary,” said Nino Rodriguez, Westfield’s VP of shopping center management. “We are excited to welcome back guests and come together as a community again. As we begin our initial recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, our centers will be equipped to provide a healthy, clean, and safe environment for our customers, retailers, and employees. We are committed to ensuring the best experience possible as we prepare to open our doors again."

New Westfield center practices include:

• Increasing the frequency of cleaning measures  with a focus on high-touch areas such as restrooms, play areas, dining areas, and water fountains;

• Monitoring and controlling the number of guests entering the centers and crowds in dwell areas and queuing lines; and

• Implementing and enforcing relevant policies related to social distancing, face masks, and other preventative measures.

In addition, Westfield will continue working with select retailers to facilitate curbside pick-up to make it as easy as possible for customers to quickly and safely collect purchases. 

Some other coastal eateries reopened for dine-in included: Draft at Belmont Park; Firehouse in PB at 722 Grand Ave.; The Duck Dive at 4650 Mission Blvd.; Pacific Beach Alehouse at 721 Grand Ave.; Bub’s at the Beach at 1030 Garnet Ave.; Breakfast Republic at 4465 Mission Blvd. re-opening for dine-in soon; and Nashville-style Dave’s Hot Chicken, debuting May 29 at the corner of Garnet Avenue and Cass Street.

But not all restaurants made it through the pause to reopen for dine-in, or at least not right away.

Whisknladle Bistro & Bar in La Jolla at 1044 Wall St. recently announced, after 12 years in business, that it has closed noting they “could not see a path forward for the restaurant in the era of COVID-19.”

The Fishery, a fixture in PB at 5040 Cass St., announced it will close temporarily May 31 for a revamp, to re-open in mid-June with a new chef and a remodeled bar and fish market.

 

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June 04, 2020
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June 04, 2020
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roma eva
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June 02, 2020
Human PapilomaVirus (HPV) Cure Found By Dr Sayo If you're wondering why am here or why am doing this!, i just want to show appreciation to God, and i want other persons who is suffering from this deadly illness, ( Herpes, Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease), Hiv/AID, Stroke, Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers, Diarrhea Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Dengue, Rota-virus, Other STD and others ) maybe because of ignorance. if you see this don't ignore, i was a victim of hpv, some one introduced him to me, i wrote him, told him what i was going through,  i was not too sure he could help, because i seen other persons, or post but no good outcome, he told me he could help, like others, i got the medicine or the herb whatever you may want to call it, he didn't even charge me a lot, to God i didn't want to use it, but i did, to God be the glory am the one sending this post today in good health and sound mind, ..smile.. i seek for him, i didn't mind the distance so i could show appreciation, i meet with Dr Sayo he didn't ask for anything, all he said is, 'It's God doing. I saw him treat people with different situation and problem maybe worse than yours, tell others. so am telling you today, don't ignore this, if you see this post, tell the next person who you think might need this. contact him,on email ([email protected])
Tracy Matt
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June 02, 2020
Review of real love spell caster to get ex boyfriend or husband back no matter why he left you.

My boyfriend that left me few months ago just came back to me last night crying for me to take him back. After 3 year relationship with my boyfriend, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started seeing him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he love me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship. But cannot stop thinking about him so i decided to go online and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster called dr unity and i contact him and explain my problems to him. He cast a love spell for me. and after 28hours, my boyfriend came back to me and started begging me to forgive him and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and now have been married happily with a son. Ever since Dr unity helped me, my boyfriend is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before.You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship fix .Here’s his contact, WhatsApp him: 2348055361568 or Email him at: [email protected] com
Tracy Matt
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June 02, 2020
Review of real love spell caster to get ex boyfriend or husband back no matter why he left you.

My boyfriend that left me few months ago just came back to me last night crying for me to take him back. After 3 year relationship with my boyfriend, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started seeing him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he love me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship. But cannot stop thinking about him so i decided to go online and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster called dr unity and i contact him and explain my problems to him. He cast a love spell for me. and after 28hours, my boyfriend came back to me and started begging me to forgive him and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and now have been married happily with a son. Ever since Dr unity helped me, my boyfriend is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before.You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship fix .Here’s his contact, WhatsApp him: 2348055361568 or Email him at: [email protected] com
Tracy Matt
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June 01, 2020
Review of real love spell caster to get ex boyfriend or husband back no matter why he left you.

My boyfriend that left me few months ago just came back to me last night crying for me to take him back. After 3 year relationship with my boyfriend, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started seeing him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he love me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship. But cannot stop thinking about him so i decided to go online and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster called dr unity and i contact him and explain my problems to him. He cast a love spell for me. and after 28hours, my boyfriend came back to me and started begging me to forgive him and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and now have been married happily with a son. Ever since Dr unity helped me, my boyfriend is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before.You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship fix .Here’s his contact, WhatsApp him: 2348055361568 or Email him at: [email protected] com
joy smith
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May 30, 2020
First of all i want to thank RUTH for the post she made on how DR Love0 helped her in bringing back her lover before NEW YEAR . At first when i saw the posting i was so happy and in the other hand so scared,That this might not be real, Then i decided to give it a try in which i contacted DR Love0 and told him how my lover left me for another lady for the past 3mouths and i have been lonely and depressed without him, So i told him if he has helped anyone called RUTH and he said yes, that was the lady he helped in bringing back her lover before NEW YEAR, I said good and i told him that if he can help me in bringing back my own lover, He laughed and said once i have contacted him that my problem will be solved. He said that my lover will be back to me within 24hours and do an unexpected thing for me. i said really, Truly when the 24hours was completed i got a text from someone saying am sorry then i decided to call the number i saw it was my lover smith voice. I was so happy he was begging me on phone, That he is ready to do anything that will make me happy in life, So i told him to come over which he did, As he was coming he came with a brand new Car as gift i was so happy and made me had access to his account to prove to me that he is not going to leave me for another lady, Am so happy today and am also thanking RUTH for posting this early. DR Love0 you are truly a man of your word. He can also solve any kind of problems in this world probles like WINNING LOTTERIES, GETTING OF JOB. BEAUTY SPELL CHILD BEARING. SPIRITUAL PROTECTION. JOB PROMOTION. BEAUTY SPELL HERBAL CARE money spell HIV spell. Friends you can contact DR Love0 on his private Email ([email protected])
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