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State restrictions hit Fort Wayne bars and restaurants hard

State Restrictions hit local Bars and Restaurants hard today as Governor Holcomb limits the amount of patrons due to COVID-19.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 11:39 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 10:56 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Governor Eric Holcomb's new restrictions on public gatherings have put a screeching halt on dining-in at your favorite restaurants and bars.

These fort wayne favorites have prepared to brace for COVID-19, Coronavirus in the weeks to come.

Local business owner Tom Carpenter of 2 Tom's Brewery says, “All of the breweries and restaurants have already high standards of cleaning and disinfecting. We’re just upping it a little bit more.”

As an entrepreneur, uncertainty and confusion can weigh down a small business owner as the unthinkable unfolds.

Owner Bo Gonzalez of Bravas Burgers says he had to cut his employees hours drastically due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Gonzalez says, “It was not an easy day but I’m pretty confident we’re gonna pull through and make it happen.”

Carpenter has a message to say about coming together as a community, “A lot of business will be hurting at this time. And now is not the time to shut the door on them. Reach out to your neighbors, if you know folks in the food industry, especially servers. Help them out in any way you can, whether it be a meal or other things. now is not the time to close your doors on everybody but be safe out there.”

Customers have the choice to contribute to the GoFundMe account for Bravas Burgers.

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