RGJ: Reno Restaurants Reopen After COVID-19

Susan Sardina was interviewed for a Reno Gazette Journal article about restaurants reopening after COVID-19. Here’s an excerpt:

Susan Sardina, who owns Sardina’s Italian Bistro in South Reno, another small restaurant, is pondering the numbers, too. Her 12 tables are now six.

“To reduce capacity by that much? I’m hopeful, but at this point, I’m not sure it’s sustainable,” said Sardina, who passed on Mother’s Day (“I’m just one woman, with a frying pan and a dream”), but who has been sustained by takeout during the shutdown.

“People typically come in here to dine,” she said. “Takeout was probably less than 5 percent of my business before. I was very worried. But people have been supporting us and referring us. I didn’t lay off a single employee.”

Read the full article at Reno Gazette Journal.

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