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EXCLUSIVE: Guapo’s Of Georgetown Hopes To Survive Pandemic Shutdowns, Indoor Dining Ban And Protests

Lisa Bennatan Contributor
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Usually a busy spot on a Friday evening, Guapo’s of Georgetown is not seeing the same crowd.

Guapo’s of Georgetown, a Mexican restaurant located on the waterfront in Washington, D.C., is hoping to survive the pandemic shutdowns, indoor dining ban, and protests that have led to curfews in the D.C. area.

General Manager Paolo Arcieri told the Daily Caller that Guapo’s has moved quickly to set up outdoor dining in compliance with the indoor dining ban. (RELATED: Washington, DC Bans Indoor Dining)

The small business invested around $10,000 in outdoor dining equipment such as tents and heaters. This was a big investment for Guapo’s, Paolo said.

Still, Guapo’s has only 12 available tables for customers.

“The restrictions have been tough,” Paolo told the Daily Caller.

“We have over 50 people here working with us … they are making much less money than they were making. They are still paying rents and have their expenses,” Paolo explained.

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