Local Feed owner anxious to open doors

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:50:49-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — To say restaurants are ready to re-open is an understatement. But when they do get the green light, the owner of Local Feed in Georgetown says he'll be ready.

Justin Thompson is already planning for the future.

"I'd imagine that when we re-launch, we'll have about a third of our normal seating," Thompson said. "We'll kinda start there and see where that gets us."

To stay in business, the farm to table restaurant has been offering curbside pickup and delivery. Friday night's special on the menu is a shrimp boil.

Thompson says when he does re-open, customers can expect some changes: fewer tables that are spread farther apart, disposable menus and some staff in post COVID-19 attire.

"Where I foresee the biggest thing in the opening months, if not year, is continuing our service the way we've been doing it in carry-out," Thompson explained. "Servers having to walk through a dining room with a mask, servers having to wear gloves during service. Very strange and foreign to think about, but I don't see anyway around that."

As anxious as Thompson is to open his doors, he wants the process done right.

"I'm kinda on both sides of it. I really want everything to open, but I also don't want it all to be for nothing," Thompson said. "I want to make sure we open when we're supposed to, making sure everything is done to make sure it's safe."