Albuquerque, New Mexico 2020-10-18 15:52:30 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – It was the first weekend that alcohol providers had to close the door at 10 o’clock. Under a new health order.. The New Mexico Restaurant Association does not always agree with the Governor’s restrictions, but supports this decision.
Carol Wight, Chief Executive Officer of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, said: On Tuesday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced new rules that came into effect on Friday.
Not everyone agrees with the latest decision. Gecko’s manager at Nobhill says it will have a negative impact on bartenders and servers. “You can say that any bartender, any server, can spend your night in an hour,” said manager Levar Eskeets.
But Wight says the rules make sense. “I don’t think there is [sic] Many restaurants out there are open past 10 that behave like restaurants. Anything that is open after 10 o’clock may behave like a bar, “Wight said.
The NMRA does not always agree with the Governor’s restrictions. In July, they Proceedings against the stateSaid the governor was unfairly targeting the industry. But Wight says he prioritizes opening the restaurant indoors with 50% capacity before winter.
“There are many concerns that may not happen,” Wight said. To ensure that, she explains that some sacrifices may be needed. “We may have to do other things that are a bit offensive,” Wight said. The governor also said that the number of quick responses at restaurants is increasing rapidly, increasing 120 percent weekly at restaurants.