Tucson, Arizona 2021-03-17 21:16:58 –
Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — Food, beer, customers.
The last St. Patrick’s Day began in Frog and Firkin in the same way, but it didn’t end there.
“It was 8 pm, one of the things I can’t forget,” said General Manager Jonathan Graham. “I hung up and had to shut down. That night I shut down.”
St. Patrick’s Day is a year after Mayor Tucson declared a local emergency closure dining area, bar and gym. The Governor issued state-wide orders only a few days later. After that, everything went for takeaway and delivery, Graham says.
“We were doing whatever it took to survive. I was driving a delivery to Oro Valley, Houghton. That wasn’t a problem. We’re here and it’s as much as possible. I intended to continue, “Graham said.
On this St. Patrick’s Day, not only was the restaurant open, but the restrictions were lifted. Social distance and masks are still needed.
“We do this every year except last year because it was canceled last year. Everything was canceled last year,” said customer Bob Zundel.
Some may be worried that things will open too soon, but many of the people we talked to said they were celebrating a country around the corner of the pandemic.
“People are vaccinated, so prices are going down. I think everything is fine,” said customer Chloe Vettrino.
Graham says he wants to get closer to a new normal that enables the enjoyment of St. Patrick’s Day.
“We will learn the lessons learned and make them better. I think we have come out stronger on the other side,” Graham said.
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