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Central Texas bars reopening and staying closed

Bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the TABC.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor’s note: KVUE has reached out to all Central Texas county judges on their decision. This story will be updated on what they decide.

Some local bars are reopening their doors again.

On Sept. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity after hinting about it on social media. But, there’s a catch. The bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). 

RELATED: Gov. Greg Abbott announces Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity if county judges opt in

The bars in counties that do allow them to reopen must follow strict guidelines. Bars must make sure all customers are seated while eating or drinking and groups

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The Historic Central Park Boathouse Restaurant Has Closed and Laid Off 163 Staff

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From Town & Country

If the return of fall has given you the urge to reenact the iconic New York moments of When Harry Met Sally, there’s at least one landmark from the film you’ll have to mark off your list. The lakeside restaurant at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, which has been a tourist attraction and New York mainstay since 1954, has officially closed its doors due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19,” according to a filing with the Department of Labor.

It joins the ranks of hundreds of other bars and eateries that have been forced to shutter amid the pandemic—the New York Times reports that nearly a third of the almost 3,000 New York City businesses that have closed since March are restaurants.

As part of the closure, the restaurant has reportedly laid off all 163 of

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Central Park’s historic Loeb Boathouse has closed its doors after 66 years

a body of water surrounded by trees: The iconic boathouse has closed its doors due to the pandemic. Joreks/Getty Images

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The iconic boathouse has closed its doors due to the pandemic. Joreks/Getty Images

  • Central Park landmark Loeb Boathouse has closed due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19.”
  • 163 staff members have been permanently laid off after being furloughed in March, according to a filing from the Department of Labor.
  • Loeb Boathouse underwent a $2.9 million renovation to its bar, dining room, and outdoor seating area in 2018.
  • The restaurant reportedly plans to reopen next spring, but there are no confirmed dates as of yet.
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Central Park’s historic restaurant Loeb Boathouse has closed its doors after 66 years.


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In a filing with the Department of Labor last month, the restaurant said it closed due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19,” as first reported by local publication The City.

The Loeb Boathouse is one of Central Park’s most

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New York City mayor wants all schools, nonessential business closed in 9 hot zones

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested to close down schools and nonessential businesses, including dining, in nine zip codes within the five boroughs that have seen a recent rise in coronavirus cases.

The mayor sent the proposal to the New York state government on Sunday.

New York state has already moved forward to close schools without testing and nonessential businesses in violation of the law in those zip codes that have seen a rise in cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.

The state is taking over from local governments in hot spots, which Cuomo said “have not done an effective job of enforcement.” There are currently 20 hot spot zip codes in the state, Cuomo told reporters during a press conference.

MORE: US reports over 34K new cases as hotspots reemerge in Northeast

On Friday, after the state’s daily count of new cases topped 1,500 for the

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Global Closed Die Forging Presses Market 2020 Outlook to 2025: Top Companies in Market, Trends & Growth Factors and Details for Business Development

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Kent County provides $5M more to closed businesses, $1M to eviction prevention

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kent County leaders are doling out $5 million to businesses still unable to open due to state pandemic restrictions, and another $1 million to help fight evictions in the county.

The assistance is part of the latest round of program funding Kent County leaders are drawing from their $114.6 million share of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

The support for closed businesses and struggling renters was unanimously approved Thursday, Sept. 24, by the Kent County Board of Commissioners.

In addition to that support, commissioners gave unanimous approval to spend $250,000 in CARES Act dollars on temporary housing hotel vouchers for families facing homelessness, $750,000 on childcare provider assistance and $800,000 on addressing homelessness and affordable housing.

“We must take every action to support job creators who are still shuttered or had a long-delayed reopening,” Mandy Bolter, chair of the Kent County

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Palm Beach County offers aid to businesses that closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

As bars and numerous other businesses continue waiting for permission to reopen from COVID-19 restrictions, Palm Beach County is offering some financial relief.

On Friday, businesses that were forced to shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions will be allowed to apply for individual grants for up to $25,000. Palm Beach County is allocating $23 million for this round of grants and will process claims on a first-come, first-served basis.

Palm Beach County will begin accepting online applications at 8 a.m. Friday. The two-week window will close on Oct. 9.

Those eligible would be a business that:

Was shut down or had services limited due to a state or county executive order

Was operating Oct. 1, 2019, and still operating on Feb. 29, 2020

Did not receive a restart business grant in Phase 1.

Also, no publicly-traded companies or nonprofit organizations would qualify. A full list of requirements can be found

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More than 163,000 businesses on Yelp have closed since March

More than 163,000 U.S. businesses listed on Yelp have closed since March, when the coronavirus brought the U.S. economy to its knees, according to the online review company.

The troubling findings illustrate the ongoing economic pain inflicted by COVID-19, which has killed more than 196,000 Americans and triggered a historic wave of layoffs. 

In a new report, Yelp said a total 163,735 businesses have closed at some point between March 1 and August 31. Of those businesses, 60% indicated they have shut down permanently. Temporary and permanent business closures listed on the site have shot up 23% since early July, Yelp said.

While 11 million workers have been rehired as states reopened their economies, there remain 11.5 million fewer jobs now than before the pandemic. Roughly 500 businesses have filed for bankruptcy since March, including large enterprises such as retailer J.C. Penney, gym chain 24 Hour Fitness and Hertz,

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