Between pandemic closures and capability limits, eating places and bars struggled to remain in enterprise via 2020. However New 12 months’s Eve, with a vaccine lastly available, appeared like a vivid spot. Now, restaurant and bar house owners hope that a “renovation” will make up for among the misplaced income.
At ELIXIR Downtown, proprietor Stephen Scaldaferri mentioned seats for a particular meal have been bought out and folks have been having enjoyable.
“This could have actually been the primary evening since COVID that we hadn’t misplaced cash,” he mentioned.
Scaldaferri mentioned he deliberate a “New 12 months’s Eve makeover” on Friday evening to rejoice his arrival in 2021. And by 10 am on New 12 months’s Day he already had about 30 tables dedicated to return.
Different Lexington eating places, together with Distilled on Jefferson, additionally deliberate to supply Friday and Saturday reruns of particular dinners that have been discontinued, and the bars put down Christmas decorations so the social gathering might proceed into the weekend. Bluegrass Tavern deliberate to supply beer and champagne specials on Saturday evening.
Lengthy mentioned he plans to host his particular New 12 months’s Eve dinner on Saturday. “We nonetheless have all of the meals,” he mentioned. Dinner will embrace the identical three-course gourmand meal, at a barely decreased charge, $ 65.
He mentioned at the very least one buyer had known as to pay for the meal that was interrupted.