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Take out Tuesday: returning to Plae Bistro

Plae Bistro
Posted at 7:18 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 20:18:57-04

BELLEVUE, Wis. (NBC 26) -- Plae Bistro has continued to serve its customers throughout the pandemic.

NBC 26 featured Plae Bistro in our "We're Open" series at the end of March. At that time, the restaurant was met with a new challenge: serving take out orders only because of the statewide Safer at Home order. The general manager said they were doing their best to adapt to the change.

Since then, the restaurant has been able to welcome customers back to the dining room and patio for dine-in service. Curbside pick-up orders are still available, too. Marketing director Lauren Reidinger said the community has shown its support throughout the pandemic. When they first started take-out orders, she said it was a bit slow, but the community certainly showed its support since then. She said curbside orders allowed employees to continue working.

Now, Reidinger said some customers are still skeptical about dining in, asking about sanitary measures, masks, and other precautions in place. She added that they took some tables out and aren't seating customers at certain tables to allow for social distancing. Servers in close contact with customers are wearing masks. Employees are washing hands often, as well as sanitizing tables well. She said they're doing their part to make sure customers feel safe.

"Majority of the people coming in here, they're really happy to be here, and they're excited to be back out doing normal things that they used to do," added Reidinger.

For those who might not be comfortable dining in at this point, curbside pick-up is still an option at Plae Bistro.