Restaurant owners in East Texas mixed on reopening with limited capacity Friday

Restaurant owners in East Texas mixed on reopening with limited capacity Friday

(KLTV) - At least a few East Texas restaurant owners have mixed feelings about reopening dining rooms to the public.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he will allow the state’s stay-at-home order to expire on April 30, opening the door, so to speak, to allow the Texas economy to reopen in three phases.

WEBXTRA: Restaurant owners in East Texas mixed on reopening in limited capacity Friday

On Friday, May 1, restaurants, retail businesses, movie theaters, and malls will reopen to the public at 25-percent capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25-percent capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

KLTV 7′s Alex Leroux spoke to several restaurant owners about their decision to welcome customers back to their businesses, or if they chose to reopen at a later time.

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