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Old 09-30-2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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Iím sorry to read that The Lodge at Smith Point is going to close for the winter on October 11th. It will become a summer-only restaurant. What a shame after all the time and money that Mark has put into renovating it.


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Old 09-30-2020, 03:22 PM   #2
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Bummer !

Was this a result of COVID or simply a business/financial decision?
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:09 PM   #3
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Bummer !

Was this a result of COVID or simply a business/financial decision?
They previously posted it was due to COVID


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Kind of makes me wonder why people devote so much time and effort into trying to get a new restaurant up and running, given the many obstacles and high failure rate.

It's always a huge gamble.
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Kind of makes me wonder why people devote so much time and effort into trying to get a new restaurant up and running, given the many obstacles and high failure rate.

It's always a huge gamble.
It's said to say, but I think Covid=19 has caused far more casualties in the Restaurant industry than one would have thought back in April 2020.

The failure of Restaurants has really been intensified over the last few months, and it is a worldwide issue.

One has to feel especially bad for those Restaurant "to be" owners who had scouted out locations and signed new leases sometime within six months prior to the outbreak. These anticipated new Restaurants don't even stand chance (with rare exceptions).

Let's hope 2021 and 2022 look far more positive........
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It's said to say, but I think Covid=19 has caused far more casualties in the Restaurant industry than one would have thought back in April 2020.

The failure of Restaurants has really been intensified over the last few months, and it is a worldwide issue.

One has to feel especially bad for those Restaurant "to be" owners who had scouted out locations and signed new leases sometime within six months prior to the outbreak. These anticipated new Restaurants don't even stand chance (with rare exceptions).

Let's hope 2021 and 2022 look far more positive........
I think in many respects, we were lucky with Covid timing. Coming in the late winter, people were able to get outside and occupy themselves rather than sit around indoors. I believe infection numbers and deaths would have been much higher if this happened in early fall/winter.

Because of that timing, many restaurants were able to make it through that wouldn't have otherwise. I think we'll see more restaurants closing as the winter approaches and it's just no longer possible to sustain with reduced numbers and no outdoor options.

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I think in many respects, we were lucky with Covid timing. Coming in the late winter, people were able to get outside and occupy themselves rather than sit around indoors. I believe infection numbers and deaths would have been much higher if this happened in early fall/winter.

Because of that timing, many restaurants were able to make it through that wouldn't have otherwise. I think we'll see more restaurants closing as the winter approaches and it's just no longer possible to sustain with reduced numbers and no outdoor options.

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I agree. My heart goes out to the restaurant owners. I am just worried what will happen as colder weather comes in. I think infection will spread.
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came out yesterday that 1 out of 5 restaurants in MA have closed due to the COVID, personally i think it is higher and will climb if they don't get a holiday season
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