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Fire crews responded to a downtown Greenville restaurant Thursday evening after reports of a fire.Greenville Fire Marshal Tristan Johnson said crews were doing repairs on the roof of Tsunami Restaurant, at 106 East North Street, when a fire broke out. Fire crews responded and put out the small fire but needed to cut a hole into the roof to stop it from spreading, Johnson said. Johnson could not confirm smoke or water damage inside the restaurant.Employees were inside the restaurant at the time of the fire and were evacuated, according to Johnson. The owner told WYFF News 4 that the … Read More

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Fans of tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare will have a new place to eat soon.

Lower Nazareth Township supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a conditional use for a Chipotle Mexican Grill to open at 3704 Easton-Nazareth Highway, also known as Route 248.

The restaurant will be located on the corner of the entrance to the Northampton Crossings shopping plaza in the building that was formerly a BB&T bank.

There are about 2,700 Chipotle restaurants operating in the U.S. The Lower Nazareth Township establishment will be somewhat different than most of the chain restaurants.

In addition to guests being

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On a sunny, warm Sunday in February, Jane Kang stands inside a restaurant parklet behind a long table covered in earth-toned ceramics. Selling a mix of mugs with curvy handles, and bubbled bowls and vases is one of her main sources of revenue now, having previously worked at restaurants before the COVID-19 pandemic changed life forever.

In March 2020, Kang was working as a server at the Riddler, a popular champagne bar in Hayes Valley. Overnight, she was laid off indefinitely. Then, the Riddler closed permanently in August.

She had already dabbled in creating artful ceramics, and now she’s been

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Andiamo Dearborn restaurant, in business for 17 years, is closing for good on Sunday after losing $3 million during the pandemic.

Owner Joe Vicari, who runs more than 20 restaurants as a part of the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, notified employees about the closure on Thursday afternoon. The 60 full- and part-time employees have the option to take employment at another Vicari location, he said.

“Whoever wants to do that, I’ll allow it,” Vicari said. “They were appreciative of that.”

The restaurateur said the pandemic-related closures, “pauses” and in-person capacity limits were too much for the location to fight off.

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The end of the Covid-19 emergency will be a godsend for the U.S. restaurant industry. But in the near term, it might not be as good for restaurant shareholders as one might expect.

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A year after the first coronavirus-fueled market selloff, investors seem to love restaurant stocks as much as Americans love to dine out. And Wall Street has been more than willing to give the industry a pass as Covid-19 and accompanying government restrictions have devastated restaurant traffic

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Saturday nights are increasingly spelling trouble for Long Island restaurateurs. Three weeks after two Suffolk County restaurants had their liquor licenses suspended for violating COVID-era rules during Saturday evening service, La Famiglia in Smithtown has fallen into the same quagmire.

On Feb. 20, inspectors from the state liquor authority visited La Famiglia and noted 123 patrons inside, more than double the currently permitted occupancy of 60, according to an SLA report. “Due to the sheer number of individuals packed in the bar area, including several standing and drinking without face masks, investigators had to navigate through the crowd to approach

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