(ZEROHEDGE) -- Not satisfied with watching from the sidelines as his city descends into a war zone, Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to be doing everything he can to drive citizens and business owners out of the city. His latest idea came on Monday, when de Blasio said he may not open indoor dining in the city until a vaccine for Covid is released. This means that indoor dining in the nation's most popular city may not happen during 2020, despite the fact that outdoor dining is going to be far more difficult to continue heading into the winter months.
We're sure this will be the most "popular" idea with restaurant owners since Philadelphia's Mayor was spotted dining indoors in Maryland while keeping Philadelphia-area restaurants shut down for indoor dining. The news, obviously, could be crippling to business owners.
de Blasio has backed a June 1, 2021 re-open date, despite many other major U.S. cities all setting up to re-open heading into the fall. He said Monday: “We do expect — and pray for and expect — a vaccine in the spring that will allow us to get more back to normal, but I will absolutely tell you, we’re going to keep looking for that situation where we can push down the virus enough where we would have more ability to address indoor dining.”
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