February 27, 2021

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Susquehanna Valley restaurants start new year under pandemic restrictions – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

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Gov. Wolf’s temporary pandemic restrictions over the holidays are set to expire on Monday. WGAL News 8’s Jeremy Jenkins stopped by a Cumberland County restaurant to see how the measures affected business during what is typically a busy time of year. It’s been three weeks since restaurants just like Flincy’s in Camp Hill have been able to seat customers in the dining room. It’s forced many owners like Matt Flinchbaugh to navigate through the service industries’ busiest time of year through takeout and outdoor dining, telling us, “It’s been absolutely fantastic and I can only say that because of my customers both new and old.”For the past few weeks Flinchbaugh has relied on outdoor dining for most of his business. He spent thousands of dollars on tents and heating lamps to warm them up, something that turned out to be a good investment.Indoor staff have been busy preparing American dishes and of course a New Year’s favorite, pork and sauerkraut.Flinchbaugh says, “I think people are eating extra of that this year and I can tell you that because we’re sold out.”While Flinchbaugh is happy about the turnout during the latest round of restrictions he is ready to go back to “the new normal” and to ensure customers are safe and comfortable when it happens.Flinchbaugh has invested in some extra precautions. Flinchbaugh says, “We have our glass, PVC dividers, so we’re ready and excited to welcome them back inside.”According to Matt, customers will be able to return to his dining room on Monday, Jan. 4, the same day mitigation efforts are set to expire.

Gov. Wolf’s temporary pandemic restrictions over the holidays are set to expire on Monday.

WGAL News 8’s Jeremy Jenkins stopped by a Cumberland County restaurant to see how the measures affected business during what is typically a busy time of year.

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It’s been three weeks since restaurants just like Flincy’s in Camp Hill have been able to seat customers in the dining room. It’s forced many owners like Matt Flinchbaugh to navigate through the service industries’ busiest time of year through takeout and outdoor dining, telling us, “It’s been absolutely fantastic and I can only say that because of my customers both new and old.”

For the past few weeks Flinchbaugh has relied on outdoor dining for most of his business.

He spent thousands of dollars on tents and heating lamps to warm them up, something that turned out to be a good investment.

Indoor staff have been busy preparing American dishes and of course a New Year’s favorite, pork and sauerkraut.

Flinchbaugh says, “I think people are eating extra of that this year and I can tell you that because we’re sold out.”

While Flinchbaugh is happy about the turnout during the latest round of restrictions he is ready to go back to “the new normal” and to ensure customers are safe and comfortable when it happens.

Flinchbaugh has invested in some extra precautions.

Flinchbaugh says, “We have our glass, PVC dividers, so we’re ready and excited to welcome them back inside.”

According to Matt, customers will be able to return to his dining room on Monday, Jan. 4, the same day mitigation efforts are set to expire.

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