CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As restaurants open again they’re thrilled to get back to businesses even it it means they’ve had to make some adjustments.
A server at The Office Bar and Grill wearing a mask in Casper, Wyo. on Monday, May 18, 2020.
“I’m pretty happy with all of our wonderful customers that came back to see us, we missed them as well with all of our employees back together,” The Office Bar and Grill owner Jim Kanelos said.
Despite Natrona County restaurants being able to reopen May 8, Kanelos decided to wait until May 15 to reopen to indoor dining. He said he wanted to see how other restaurants handled COVID-19 issues with in house dining.
Since reopening, all staff are wearing face coverings and tables are spaced further apart in accordance with state health orders.
The Office has also had to turn off its arcade games and shut down its karaoke, which is a big draw on weekends and Tuesday nights.
“That hits me on three different nights, Friday, Saturday and Tuesday and that’s a good amount of revenue that we lose but I understand the reasoning and hopefully it’ll be lifted soon,” Kanelos said.
He said he’s happy to follow all health order guidelines so everyone in his restaurant can stay safe.
The Office was closed to indoor dining for almost two months.