Everyone scooped up their stuff and found a spot on the sidewalk. But some observers noticed that a few select restaurants with a little extra cash flow had erected something resembling an indoor-outdoor dining room.
These look like heated, closed-in event tents that differ little from the inside of a restaurant. Some places even had installed PVC sheeting for insulation. So, how is that scenario any different from dining inside? Is there anything safer about these outdoor bubbles (literally, in some cases) than being in a dining room? And how is it fair to the bars and restaurants that don’t have the dough to retrofit their outside spaces? Food for thought.