Daily Archives: May 15, 2020

Virginia Town Lets Restaurants Set Up Outdoor Seating on Sidewalks, On-Site Parking Areas

A Virginia town is letting restaurants set up outdoor seating on sidewalks and on-site parking areas to help them return to business during Phase One of reopening in the state. The Warrenton Town Council temporarily relaxed zoning ordinances to allow the change. The plan is called Roll Out Warrenton. “It’s so nice,†said Edie Nandury, who dined with friends for…

Alcohol Business Booming in DC Area

Washington, D.C.-area alcohol sales have surged in the weeks after local stay-at-home orders, at least partly fueled by the closure of liquor sales in much of neighboring Pennsylvania. A series of records requests and interviews by the News4 I-Team found the spike was most pronounced in March.  “Because everybody is staying home, it’s the only vice they can have in…

Hundreds of Cars Line Up For Food Bank in Montgomery County

Cars lined up for miles, forcing people to wait 45 minutes to collect emergency food boxes in the Gaithersburg High School parking lot. Catholic Charities DC distributed 500 boxes of groceries and 500 ready to eat family-sized meals until they ran out. Food banks are being stretched thin as people increasingly need food and groceries in the fallout of the…