Bars and restaurants are once again closed to indoor drinking and dining in Anchorage, but some restaurant owners say they can’t afford another shutdown, and will defy the order and stay open. Other hospitality businesses across the state say they’re also hurting from reduced capacity and a lack of summer tourists. Some will close permanently. So what’s the best answer to keep people safe and keep businesses whole?
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Josh Tobin, general manager, Alice’s Champagne Restaurant
- Sarah Oates, President & CEO, Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association (CHARR)
- Travis Smith, owner, The Rookery Cafe & Bocca Al Lupo
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