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New York State Restaurant Association calls on state to push back 10 p.m. curfew for restaurants

Restaurant
Posted at 9:47 AM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 09:47:51-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Restaurant Association is calling on the state to push back its 10 p.m. curfew for indoor dining at restaurants to midnight.

This follows more than 100 restaurants in Erie County suing New York State over its imposed 10 p.m. curfew for indoor dining.

“We all know about the dire financial crisis facing the restaurant industry. And we all agree that we need to reopen the economy or there will be nothing left to reopen. We’re urging the state to take some small steps in that direction. Any help will go a long way toward the long-term survival of so many of our favorite restaurants,” said Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of NYSRA.

The state restaurant association cites neighboring Massachusetts eliminating curfews and adjusting capacity limits.