LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Next week, restaurants in Kentucky can partially open to dine-in customers. For the last couple of months, restaurants have relied on curbside and delivery.
Over two years ago, Nate Canavera opened Mr. Brews which has 60 beers on tap and offers a family friendly environment. It has all been a learning experience, and the biggest test came this March.
"The restaurant industry is a tough place," Canavera said. "Especially now in 2020 where we're partially open and learning to re-do how we do restaurants."
Canavera turned to curbside when the restaurant had to close its doors. He says he had good support from regulars, but it was far from the neighborhood spot they had become.
"If you look around the restaurant, it is a lot different than it was," Canavera said. "We still joke that working here and looking around, man, this doesn't feel like the place we love being and the people we love having in here."
Things will shift soon, as they can begin seating people inside and outside starting May 22. Canavera asks for patience from customers, as everything is new and evolving.
"We're really going to focus on having lines where people can safely come in and get their food, get a beer, go sit on the patio," Canavera said. "We'll be here and ready to go when everybody is."