Grand Central Oyster Bar briefly closes once more, citing downturn in enterprise
Lower than two weeks after opening its doorways for indoor eating service, Grand Central Oyster Bar will briefly shut as soon as extra. In a post to Facebook over the weekend, the enduring 107-year-old restaurant introduced that it had no alternative however to shut once more, citing a “lack of visitors and enterprise implicitly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Grand Central Oyster Bar reopened on September 30 for takeout and indoor eating service following almost a seven-month non permanent closure. Regardless of preliminary pleasure concerning the comeback, the restaurant hasn’t been in a position to justify the price of reopening, given decrease foot visitors at Grand Central Terminal from vacationers and commuters, in response to a spokesperson for the restaurant.
Eating places and bars throughout town have been devastated by the pandemic, and hire particularly has been a sticking level. In August, near 90 % of eating places could not pay full rent and people unable to reopen for out of doors eating service — just like the Grand Central Oyster bar — had been among the many hardest hit. To handle a few of these issues, the MTA reportedly has a plan within the works to restructure the way it collects hire from its tenants.
Grand Central Oyster Bar first opened its doorways in 1913, the identical 12 months that development completed at Grand Central Terminal. Greater than a century later, a person oyster could price greater than an all-you-can-eat oyster buffet at the moment, however the iconic seafood stays one of many metropolis’s best sources for fresh seafood. There may be presently no timeframe for the restaurant’s reopening, in response to a spokesperson for the restaurant.
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