Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Local restaurants ease into phased reopening

 

April 30, 2020

Katelin Carroll

Reserved signs were placed on the tables at Southern Skillet to make sure those who dined in were socially distanced

"I think some are terrified and some are just ready to get out!" said Mandy Weigel, owner of Junkyard Dog Steakhouse, when asked about reopening her restaurant for dine-in.

COVID-19 has hit small businesses hard in the past couple months, and restaurants were no exception.

Last Friday, April 24, Gov. Bill Lee issued the "Tennessee Pledge," which stated that restaurants would be able to reopen at 50% capacity.

Most local restaurants have used this time to create a curbside service and issue a deep clean. Some even used this time to remodel.

Weigel said she had spent most of her time cleani...



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