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Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

Original post made on Mar 26, 2020

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty and the fate of the local food industry in the age of the coronavirus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:24 AM

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Posted by Rory
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm

These are tough times and no tougher than people in businesses that rely on week to week revenue. Home delivery options are doing (relatively) well. I also appreciate restaurants such as Flea Street Cafe offering a broader menu versus something preset. I really enjoyed picking up our last dinner from there where I saw familiar employee faces and it makes me look forward to when the economy opens up again. I particularly liked one customer coming down to get a cocktail (to-go). A lemon-drop never sounded so good!! We will order again this weekend I am getting a Manhattan!!!

Posted by Kelly
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:33 pm

We are very grateful to those who are still open, especially our neighborhood favorites Naomi Sushi and Bistro Vida in Menlo Park. I feel way safer doing a 1-minute pickup from a trusted restaurant than trying to gather equivalent amount of ingredients in decimated grocery stores. I understand it's hard to stay open at this time (and have nothing against those who've gone down that road), which makes my appreciation for those who are serving the community now even stronger.

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