Big Apple restaurateurs are attempting to take in stride Gov. Cuomo’s 10 p.m. indoor-dining curfew — but they’re scared to death of a possible indoor shutdown, which they fear is likely as Covid-19 rates inch up.

Stephen Starr, perhaps the city’s largest middle-market operator with more than 1,000 seats at Buddakan, Pastis, Upland, Clocktower and La Vez among others, said flatly when asked if they could survive another open-ended indoor shutdown:
“For a month without paying rent and with more PPP help. Otherwise, no.”

Enlarge Image Patrons seated outdoors at Pastis on Ganesvoort St. in the Meatpacking District. Helayne Seidman Big Apple restaurateurs are attempting to take in stride Gov. Cuomo’s 10 p.m. indoor-dining curfew — but they’re scared to death of a possible indoor shutdown, which they fear is likely as Covid-19 […]

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