Tag: bars and restaurants
Like many restaurants and retail stores across the country, Harrisonburg businesses have faced some challenges in finding — and keeping — employees this summer, although their experiences have been almost as diverse as the types of food and products they sell.
Jose Reyes still remembers what it was like visiting his father’s first Mexican restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, on weekends three decades ago. He would stand on a platform his dad built for him to reach the cash register. And customers would gush over him as he collected their payments. Reyes has continued the family’s legacy and helped opened restaurants in Tennessee, West Virginia and Ohio — and now Harrisonburg.
Harrisonburg businesses, organizations and other service providers made gut-wrenching decisions over the past 48 hours to dramatically scale back their interactions with the public. That has meant shifting to carry-out-only for restaurants, cutting back on hours of operations, limiting visitors to the hospital and, in many cases, closing up for the next couple weeks — at least.