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Subterranean Grand Central Oyster Bar Closes Doors After 12 Days Of Indoor Dining

Grand Central Oyster Bar, the iconic restaurant inside of Grand Central Terminal, is giving up on indoor dining less than two weeks after reopening. The restaurant, which first opened in 1913, cited a “lack of traffic and business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The gorgeous subterranean space has no windows or outdoor space, meaning it was unable to offer outdoor dining at all during the pandemic. Restaurants across New York City were allowed to reopen for indoor dining, at 25% capacity, on September 30th, and Grand Central Oyster Bar was among those that reopened.

The restaurant excitedly wrote on Facebook five days ahead of reopening, “We are a New York landmark with Guastavino tiled vaulted ceilings located on the lower level of the magnificent Grand Central Terminal. We are eager to serve you again! The oyster bar, lounge, bar, and counter seating will remain

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With 80 Days To Brexit, The Three Questions To Get Your Business Ready

This year, we have all been distracted by the overwhelming challenge of COVID-19, and rightly so. Widespread disruptions, dramatically changed customer behaviour and government restrictions have hit all areas of business since the start of 2020. The pandemic has reduced companies’ cash flow and bandwidth, leaving businesses extremely vulnerable to further disruptions. With what has already been a tumultuous year, there is another serious challenge looming; Brexit. 

While preoccupied with the pandemic many businesses have seemingly forgotten about the massive effect Britain leaving the EU will have. Others are kicking the can down the road, intentionally ignoring it until the drastic change is upon them. On September 24th, The British Chamber of Commerce said that only 52% of UK firms that trade internationally had carried out a risk assessment ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021. 

With less than

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Grand Central Oyster Bar closes again after 12 days in business

Despite lines out the door the day it finally reopened, Grand Central Oyster Bar is shutting its doors — yet again — after just 12 days in business.

Indoor dining at 25 percent capacity just wasn’t enough to keep the lights on, the company said.

“We must temporarily close again due to the lack of traffic and business implicitly, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” president Janet Poccia, executive chef Sandy Ingber, vice president Mohammed Lawal and general manager Gabriel Moroianu said in a joint statement. “We do have a promise for all of you! We will come back stronger and with an even bigger desire to serve you.”

The iconic eatery, located in Grand Central Terminal, closed in March due to the pandemic and only began inviting customers in again on Sept. 30, when Big Apple indoor dining resumed at 25 percent capacity.

The grand reopening drew a line of

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Dark Days for Toronto’s live music venues: New study finds venues at risk of business failure

Study calls for immediate action to support live music venues in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2020 /CNW/ – A new study measuring the economic and cultural impact of Toronto’s live music venues was released today at a virtual news conference by the City of Toronto and the Canadian Live Music Association, in partnership with Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area and Ontario Creates.

The long-awaited study entitled Re:Venues: A Case and Path Forward for Toronto’s Live Music Industry, outlines the contributions and status of the industry and includes recommendations for actions needed to support and protect live music venues through this economic uncertainty and beyond.

Toronto’s live music venues contribute greatly to the city’s cultural, social and economic fabric but these venues require critical support in the face of ongoing pressures that have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic”, said Mayor John Tory. “This long-awaited study has

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Portnoy Law Advises Last Days to Participate Actively in the Class …

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Investors with a $100,000 or more in losses
are encouraged to contact the firm before October 19, 2020; click

here

to submit trade information

​LOS ANGELES, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Portnoy Law Firm advises investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Qutoutiao, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTT) investors that acquired shares between September 14, 2018 and July 15, 2020. Investors have until October 19, 2020 to seek an active role in this litigation.

Investors are encouraged to contact attorney Lesley F. Portnoy, to determine eligibility to participate in this action, by phone 310-692-8883 or email, or click here to join the case.

It is alleged within the complaint filed in this class action that Defendants made materially misleading and/or false statements, as

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Free Wellness Week: 9 Locations Over 9 Days in La Grange.

As the stress of COVID takes its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of everyone, the La Grange Business Association launches Free Wellness Week at nine local wellness businesses as a way to encourage people to try new activities, explore different fitness options and manage self-care.

From October 3 through 11, participants can take advantage of special, limited-time offers at a variety of businesses that can help improve physical, mental and emotional wellness. Want to get your sweat on at a free class? Get a stress assessment? Consult with a personal trainer? The free opportunities include both virtual and in-person classes, equipment, training consultations and screenings that cater to diverse needs and exercise preferences.

“As everyone knows, taking care of yourself at this time is crucial to your mental, physical and spiritual health,” said Dean Bissias, executive director of the Park District of La Grange, the sponsor of the

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Restaurants prepare for days when outdoor dining isn’t so fresco

Instead, Gouvia is focused on making the interior experience as comfortable and safe as possible for guests. He said patrons were slow to return when the restaurant first reopened in July, but he’s seen an uptick in recent weeks as customers’ comfort level increased.

“As time went by, I think people got more comfortable when they saw what we’re doing to create separation with plexiglass shields on the tables, as well as demanding you wear the mask,” Gouvia said.

Kristin Jonna, owner of Vinotecca in Birmingham and Vinology in Ann Arbor, is also not keen on the concept of winterizing patio space. “Once you tent a space and then bring heaters in, you’re basically creating a COVID incubator,” Jonna said. “It’s an issue of public safety. I think it’s a very poor idea because there’s no ventilation in a tent like that. I just can’t do that in good faith.”

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7 Steps to Reduce Business Debt in 90 Days


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When smaller businesses undergo a slowdown like the one many are currently experiencing (not that there’s any precedent for this specific circumstance), owners often target increasing their sales as a primary strategy to reinvigorate their profit goals. 

Debt reduction, potentially a more achievable step to healthier net profits, is often a secondary consideration, but a focus on recurring debt can provide for significant long-term benefits in operation of an efficient organization, freeing up both money and resources for other, more profitable endeavors.

When company owners begin the process of reducing corporate debt, they should also consider opportunities for reduction of personal debt obligations in tandem. Often a business owner’s ability to leverage additional capital is also dependent on their personal debt-to-income ratio. If perceived as being potentially unable to repay their personal obligations on schedule, doubt

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Portnoy Law Advises Last Days to Participate Actively in the Class Action Lawsuit

Press release content. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Investors are encouraged to contact the firm before October 19, 2020; click here to submit trade information

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Portnoy Law Firm advises investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Qutoutiao Inc. (NASDAQ: QTT) investors that acquired shares between September 14, 2018 and July 15, 2020. Investors have until October 19, 2020 to seek an active role in this litigation.

Investors are encouraged to contact attorney Lesley F. Portnoy, to determine eligibility to participate in this action, by phone 310-692-8883 or email, or click here to join the case.

It is alleged within the complaint filed in this class action that Defendants made materially misleading and/or false statements, as well as failed to disclose facts that were materially adverse

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Alert: Expired UAE visit visa holders have only four days to leave the country without fines

If your visit visa has expired, only four days remain to leave the UAE without paying fines
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Dubai: Holders of UAE visit or tourist visas expired after March 1, 2020, have only four days to leave the country or change their status without paying fines.

As per the latest announcement from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), holders of expired visit visas were given a month from August 11 to exit the country without paying fines before September 11.

They also have an option to stay in the country by obtaining a visit or employment visa, as per the ICA announcement.

If the visa is not renewed or if the individual doesn’t exit the country, overstay fines will be implemented.

In July this year, the UAE government cancelled the previous decision to extend the visit or tourist visas until the end of

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