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Wisconsin restaurant installs virus-killing lights in its dining room, bar area

A Wisconsin restaurant is installing lights that reportedly kill airborne viruses

The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery in Kohler, Wisconsin, is reportedly the first restaurant in the U.S. to install far-UVC light technology, according to a press release. 

Healthe, Inc., a Florida-based company, made the lights — called “Healthe Space” lights — which “provide real-time mitigation of harmful pathogens and viruses,” the release said.

According to the company, the lights are mounted on the ceiling and give off general light as well as “far-UVC 222 sanitizing light to clean air and surfaces.”


Eighteen of the Healthe Space lights are being installed throughout the restaurant, in the dining and bar areas, as well as in other buildings on the property.  


“Of utmost importance to us is

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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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Fancy cars, fine dining, creator mansions, cash: Triller is shelling out for talent

When talk of a possible TikTok ban began in July, the leaders of a small social video app called Triller saw a growth opportunity.

To attract users, the company set its sights on TikTok’s biggest names. Some of the Sway Boys, a group of TikTok influencers, had been toying with the idea of building their own app to compete with TikTok, but after a discussion with Ryan Kavanaugh, the majority owner of Triller and a veteran entertainment executive, they decided the platform could be good for them.

Triller offered the creators a deal: Tell your audience on TikTok that you’re moving to Triller, and we’ll give you equity and roles within the company. You can still post on TikTok, they were told, but only if you post on Triller more frequently. In turn, of the Sway Boys, Josh Richards, 18, was named Triller’s chief strategy officer, and Griffin Johnson, 21,

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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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Downtown Durham businesses hope online sales, outdoor dining will help them survive pandemic :: WRAL.com

— In addition to stunting the national and global economies, the coronavirus pandemic has changed how some places do business.

The Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued a study Tuesday outlining seven ways the pandemic is reshaping institutions, including people now shop online more and get things delivered rather than going out to stores.

Jeddah’s Tea, on Market Street in downtown Durham, never had a website before the pandemic. Now, the shop sells only online for delivery or curbside pick-up.

“We’re probably doing about 35 percent of what we were doing when we were open,” owner Morgan Siegel said. “It was extremely stressful. I would have nights where I was dry heaving and stressing out about how are we going to make this work.”

Siegel said she can’t afford to open for service inside

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Nashville eyes sidewalk dining as a tool to keep restaurants afloat

As Nashville’s hospitality and food service industry fights to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is eyeing a potential lifeline from the pages of the European restaurant playbook: al fresco dining.

Metro Council is considering legislation for final approval on Sept. 15 that could give way for Nashville restaurants to temporarily allow sidewalk cafe dining. It’s aimed at giving restaurants an avenue to expand their outdoor seating while still complying with capacity limitations imposed by the city.

While Metro’s existing sidewalk cafe permit program predates the pandemic, it’s only been an option offered to businesses downtown. If approved, the ordinance would extend the choice throughout the the county, and also allow businesses to utilize some of their private parking spots — not including Accessible Parking Spaces — for additional seating.

“This was a result of the conversations I had with small business owners in the East Nashville community

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