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How Denver’s Restaurants & Bars are Responding to COVID-19 and how we can Support
The work done in restaurants and bars is not glamorous, and the industry is tough in normal times. For most small, independently-owned restaurants, all it takes is a week, one bad week, and the doors have to close. The City of Denver announced that all bars and restaurants must close until at least May 11.
Even as closures become a reality, restaurants are taking action. Many places are planning to keep their kitchens open to provide take out for neighbors, some even offering to provide two meals a day for all staff members via curbside pickup. Some places have added booze to their delivery options, so you can unwind with a Bloody Mary from the comfort of your couch. The hospitality community is using #ColoradoCurbside on Instagram to share their to-go options, so search that for the latest additions.
The situation remains as fluid as it is uncertain, but one thing is for sure. Denver’s restaurants and bars will not give up easily -- on their staff or their communities. Hospitality is all about providing for others, and nothing, not even a pandemic, is going to stop that. Even facing closures, it’s teamwork, creative solutions, and a pure desire to help that’s taking the forefront in the food and beverage community right now. And while no one in the industry has faced anything like this before, everyone seems to agree that we’re in this together.
Here’s how you can keep supporting local food and beverage establishments while social distancing:
- Buy gift cards
- Order takeout and delivery (many delivery services are waiving the typical fees restaurants pay for these services so your money is directly supporting small businesses)
- Shop online merch stores
- If you’re stocking up on booze, opt for products from local breweries and distilleries
- Write reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google location pages, and the rest. Write about why you love the places you frequent and share those five-star experiences so that when restaurants can reopen, they've got their online reputation backing them up.
- Show your favorite spots some love on social media -- some kind words can go a long way right now. Use the hashtag #wegotthisdenver
My name is Crystal Hart, I am a Colorado Native! I grew up in the San Luis Valley, located in south central Colorado, and have lived in the Denver Metro Area since 2000. I have over 20 years of experi....
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