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Chicago restaurants “happy” 100% capacity restored from Friday

CHICAGO – The Chicago Restaurants Coalition is proud to announce that the industry is 100% occupied for the first time in more than 450 days.

Thanks to the staff and customers who helped them get through “the worst crisis in Chicago history,” the Restaurant Association looks forward to the full reopening of Illinois as part of the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, December 28th 11.

“This is a day that we asked for, and for that day restaurants have worked so hard and frankly, stay open,” said a member of the Chicago Restaurants Coalition.

Restaurant owners across the city can finally breathe easy.

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“It’s a day to celebrate and I’m very grateful that this may be behind us … this pandemic,” said another member of the Chicago Restaurants Coalition.

Meeting virtually on the eve of the city’s full reopening, members found that the past year has been a difficult year for the service industry and some companies have perished.

“We have a list of 65 restaurants that did not survive. Other publications say the number could be up to 150. “

But for the restaurants that survived, the lifting of capacity restrictions from Friday is well deserved. One restaurant that has never had a chance to invite its guests is Lirica, a pan-Latin restaurant at the end of Navy Pier.

“Lirica opened with the hotel in late March before Navy Pier fully reopened,” says Stephen Still. He adds that as of Friday, the facility will not require masks for either employees or customers.

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“I think the hardest part for restaurants is that these rules are being pushed out and restaurants are the middleman who just tries to enforce the rules and everyone has their own idea of ​​what they want to do,” he said. “It has become an impossible task for restaurants to cope with.”

Still, they are ready to get things rolling at full blast.

“There is still general uncertainty among the guests what the rules are,” said Still. “Tomorrow it will be nice not to have any rules. It is the first time in 16 months that we no longer see any rules in restaurants at all. “

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