Some places have come up with clever ways to stay trading, but the sector’s organisation says that lots of outlets will fail
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Whilst pubs and restaurants still have to keep their doors shut, several outlets have come up with ingenious ways to keep going, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
The organisation that supports the sector in Friesland, ‘Horecabond Fryslân’ says that tens of its members have let it know that they face bankruptcy, and won’t be able to re-open after the lockdown is eased. Following Mark Rutte’s conference on Tuesday, they are looking forward to May 20, but with slimmed-down expectations.
Normally on a sunny Thursday, the terraces of the Nieuwestad in Leeuwarden would be completely packed- but not at the moment. The restaurant Roast has set up a stall outside, selling homemade lemonades, juices, and coffee- at a 1.5M distance.
The ‘grand café’ De Dikke van Dale has come up with an alternative: though you can no longer drink inside, you can still order a special ‘night parcel’ and take it home. However, says the pub, this is unlikely to bring in enough money to keep operating.