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Iconic Grand Central Oyster Bar temporarily suspends operations in NYC due to COVID-19

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — The legendary Grand Central Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal announced Monday that it is temporarily suspending all restaurant operations, effective immediately.

Officials said the restaurant is closing due to the lack of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outdoor dining was out of the question in the basement of Grand Central, but for months they loaded up on the supplies they needed — from contactless pay systems to a lot of sanitizer.

The 107-year-old restaurant had just reopened to 25% capacity for indoor dining and take-out on Sept. 30 after a nearly seven-month shutdown.

Executive Chef Sandy Ingber spoke to Eyewitness News before they reopened to the public for the first time.

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“It’s a shot in the dark, but we’re willing to take the chance,” Ingber said in September. “We’ve

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Grand Central Oyster Bar temporarily suspends business due to COVID-19

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The Grand Central Oyster Bar has temporarily suspended restaurant operations as businesses continue to feel the effects of COVID-19.

The 107-year-old institution, which was shut down for nearly seven months, reopened for business less than two weeks ago when indoor dining was allowed at 25% capacity.

Due to limited business and lack of traffic among tourists and people working at offices, the restaurant decided to temporarily shut its doors once again.

“It has been seven challenging months since we last saw many of you at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. As we re-opened on September 30th, we relished the opportunity to be of service again, and fill your hearts, and ours, with joy, and do what we do best – offer an amazing experience to our beloved New Yorkers and to our friends from all over the world. However, we must, temporarily, close again due

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Apple Suspends Commissions for Apps Offering Paid Online Events Due to Coronavirus

Apple doesn’t normally allow app developers to process payments for in-app purchases themselves or use third-party services.


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Apple Inc.

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said it is giving some businesses a reprieve from paying a 30% commission on paid events and experiences through mobile apps, a move that comes as the App Store owner faces scrutiny from software developers and regulators over how its digital marketplace operates.

The announcement Friday follows

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confirming that Apple approved its request to exempt businesses hosting live online events through its app from being required to pay a cut of sales to Apple.

Apple’s exemption, which will last until the end of the year, is significant because it doesn’t normally allow app developers to process payments for in-app purchases themselves or use third-party services, saying those alternative platforms could pose security risks.


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