Later last call: Bars and restaurants can stay open until midnight

The curfew is extended by an hour to midnight.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2021, 2:23 PM

Updated 1,152 days ago

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Bars and restaurants in the Hudson Valley can stay open later starting tonight.
The curfew is extended by an hour to midnight.
Capacity will still be limited to 75%.
There is no word on when the state plans to increase capacity.
Catering venues are also now allowed to stay open one hour later until 1 a.m.
The latest extension comes just week after the state lifted curfews for gyms and movie theaters. 
There's was a celebration at Saints and Scholars in Yonkers Monday night.
They say they're so excited for more late nights like this - and hopefully fewer restrictions as soon as cases go down.
"From 11 p.m. to 12 a.m., we could possibly do 100 cocktails, which is a lot of money. You know what I mean? To pay the bills. It's expensive running a restaurant," says Saints & Scholars co-owner Aidan Loughran.
It's a win for staff as well, as more service hours equals more tips.
Next week, museums, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens can increase capacity to 50%.
Movie theaters will be able to invite 33% inside.
The capacity limit for large arenas will also be raised to 25% in one month.


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