‘Streatery season’ a boon for some eating places, however not for others

'Streatery season' a boon for some restaurants, but not for others

STAMFORD — In only a few weeks, because of an ordinance handed final week, some downtown Stamford eating places once more will brighten up the cityscape with outside eating on sidewalks and streets.

One strip prone to see extra foot visitors is Primary Avenue close to Columbus Park, restaurateur Peter Valis stated. Valis owns Kouzina, a Greek taverna and bar, which opened at 223 Primary St. about 9 months earlier than the pandemic began. The summer season scene is a “totally different attraction” due to outside eating, Valis stated, with an prolonged patio throughout a number of eating places offering tons of of seats.

It is develop into important for producing income whereas working a restaurant in Stamford, he stated.

“Most individuals nonetheless need to eat outdoors and dine outdoors, with or with out COVID,” Valis stated. “Earlier than, it was a necessity due to COVID as a result of we had been simply afraid of getting sick. However now, it is simply develop into a part of the enterprise. If you do not have outside seating, it’s totally troublesome to outlive.”

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