Letter: A way to help local restaurants survive COVID-19

Posted 3/16/20

To the editor:

The next few weeks will likely see things worsen, rather than improve, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Pressure to socially isolate will inevitably increase. As that occurs, all of …

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Letter: A way to help local restaurants survive COVID-19

Posted

To the editor:

The next few weeks will likely see things worsen, rather than improve, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Pressure to socially isolate will inevitably increase. As that occurs, all of our favorite local restaurants will likely suffer – badly. 

For a town our size, we are fortunate to have quite an array of good restaurant options and none of us want to lose them because they could not sustain themselves during the difficult period ahead. But what can we do to help?

One thing you could consider doing would be to buy a gift certificate (by phone or email) for yourself to your favorite local restaurant (or a few of them). You know you are going to go back sooner or later. So why not pre-purchase your next visit and, in doing so, help our local restaurants weather the coming storm.

Thomas Freddo

Westport

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