Some East Texas businesses continue to have problems finding employees, especially restaurants. But one Longview business has overcome those obstacles, and the odds of opening during a pandemic. While most restaurants still have employee shortages, Judds Downtown Cafe in Longview is fully staffed.
Nine months after a fire threatened to close them for good, a popular East Texas restaurant is back in business. As early as 9:30, people were lining up for the reopening of the 'Bodacious Bar-B-Que' on 6th street in Longview. Including members of the Bodacious founding family.
The decision stemmed from a pilot program the Main Street Department initiated in the fall of 2020 with a goal of finding innovative seating alternatives while capacity limit restrictions were in place due to COVID-19.