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Mass. restaurant moving to Las Vegas due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Many restaurants have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are operating in different ways. One local eatery, however, is getting out of town.Jim Cafarelli has been in the restaurant business for much of his life and is the owner of The Studio Kitchen.A cooking show recorded inside The Studio Kitchen won local Emmy awards and helped the Kingston restaurant’s bottom line.But when the pandemic hit, both the restaurant and television show went dark.”COVID is, in my opinion, like the final nail in the coffin,” Cafarelli said.Cafarelli and his son are now crowdsourcing funding to take his restaurant and cooking show from the South Shore to Las Vegas.”Not a hard decision,” Cafarelli said. “You get to the point where you don’t even know where the bottom is, so you have a decision to make: How deep do I want to go in debt? Once you remove the emotion from the decision, it’s pretty clear what you need to do.”Cafarelli says Las Vegas will reopen faster than much of the country and is the ideal spot for cooking and entertainment.”We have people in Las Vegas that are very interested in the show value of this immersive dining experience, and they want us to come to Las Vegas,” he said. “They actually want us to be right on the Strip, and that’s how The Studio Kitchen is sort of pivoting away from the problem that we have right now and, hopefully, will be rebirthed in Las Vegas.”To learn more about Cafarelli’s crowdsourcing venture for The Studio Kitchen’s Las Vegas location, click here.

Many restaurants have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are operating in different ways. One local eatery, however, is getting out of town.

Jim Cafarelli has been in the restaurant business for much of his life and is the owner of The Studio Kitchen.

A cooking show recorded inside The Studio Kitchen won local Emmy awards and helped the Kingston restaurant’s bottom line.

But when the pandemic hit, both the restaurant and television show went dark.

“COVID is, in my opinion, like the final nail in the coffin,” Cafarelli said.

Cafarelli and his son are now crowdsourcing funding to take his restaurant and cooking show from the South Shore to Las Vegas.

“Not a hard decision,” Cafarelli said. “You get to the point where you don’t even know where the bottom is, so you have a decision to make: How deep do I want to go in debt? Once you remove the emotion from the decision, it’s pretty clear what you need to do.”

Cafarelli says Las Vegas will reopen faster than much of the country and is the ideal spot for cooking and entertainment.

“We have people in Las Vegas that are very interested in the show value of this immersive dining experience, and they want us to come to Las Vegas,” he said. “They actually want us to be right on the Strip, and that’s how The Studio Kitchen is sort of pivoting away from the problem that we have right now and, hopefully, will be rebirthed in Las Vegas.”

To learn more about Cafarelli’s crowdsourcing venture for The Studio Kitchen’s Las Vegas location, click here.

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