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We're Open: The Rite Place

Posted at 7:23 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 11:58:44-04

The owner of the Rite Place, Julie Van Rite remembers the exact moment Covid-19 forced her business to close dine-in service.

"We had 500 pounds of corn beef and cabbage ready to go that night. Phones were ringing, customers were coming in. The bars were full it was like a slap in the face."

The phones have slowed down, and customers aren't allowed inside, but it's something employees of the restaurant are starting to get used to.

"It was at first, it was for a couple of weeks but now its the new normal," Leah Corrigan said.

Customers have had to adapt to take-out and curbside pickup, but they're just happy the Rite Place is still serving food.

"It's great that they keep it open and continue to have this take out service. I love it because I had a hankering for chicken today," one customer said.

"It's awesome, its fantastic to be able to support these businesses and that they are able to supply those who love their food," said Jack Platkowski.

In addition to the restaurant, The Rite Place is also known for their banquet area, which was a popular spot for large celebrations and gatherings, but due to the coronavirus, that is no longer an option.

"We have had a lot of cancellations because we don't have table service. Just every day walking business has affected it," said Van Rite.