‘Off and running’: Calgary bars and restaurants begin to reopen despite new ‘foreign’ measures

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Black said it didn’t make practical sense to reopen for seating quite yet due to the restaurant’s setup. She said it’s unlikely they’ll make a decision before mid-June.

“Being a tiny place, if we removed the tables necessary, that would probably leave us with five customers maximum,” Black said.

“It may not be practical for us, until they loosen up social distancing guidelines a little bit, to reopen.”

Adam Gill, operations manager at Una Pizza + Wine on 17th Avenue S.W., said he also decided to hold off until the restaurant could reopen “the right way.”

A potato pizza with truffle honey, grilled cheese and tomato soup and a salted caramel pot de creme on display at Una Pizza. This month the popular restaurant on 17th Ave. SW is celebrating its 10th year of serving Calgarians. Thursday, January 2, 2020. Brendan Miller/Postmedia
A potato pizza with truffle honey, grilled cheese and tomato soup and a salted caramel pot de creme on display at Una Pizza + Wine. Brendan Miller/Postmedia

He said they’re monitoring to “see how everything else unrolls.”

“I think there’s a lot of unknown going on at this time,” Gill said.

“I just want to make sure that … the customers feel safe in our building and our staff feel safe.”

Curran said he anticipates “a very slow rebuild” as operations resume.

“You’ve just got to follow all the rules as best you can,” he said.

“I think it’ll be different a couple of weeks from now, but we just want to stay on the right side of the law.”

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