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Tallahassee businesses keep capacity limit after Governor lifts restrictions

Posted at 11:58 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 08:37:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Some Tallahassee businesses are keeping a capacity limit after Governor DeSantis lifted restrictions across the state.

"It was a bit of a shock for us to have that roll out right before a happy hour on a Friday," said Justine Spells.

Spells owns Railroad Square Craft House. One of the businesses in Tallahassee that will not return to full capacity just yet.

Despite seeing larger crowds at other restaurants following Governor DeSantis announcement Friday that gave businesses the green light to return to full capacity.

"We're not ready to put more tables out there and fill more tables with more people at this time," Spells said.

Over at Cabos Island Grill and Bar seating is still just at 25 percent due to the size of the business making it harder to safely social distance.

"In a nutshell we're not comfortable with it and we just want to see it plays out,"said owner Mike Ferrara.

If COVID-19 numbers come down.

"If in two or three weeks everybody is okay and we're not seeing a spike in these cases then maybe we'll go to 50-percent but I don't see us going to 100-percent at all," Ferrara said.

Over at Harry Smiths Outdoors "We're going to keep continuing doing the same thing. Keep sanitation practices in place and get people outdoors," said Harry Smith.

A similar feeling of safety first. The business will remain at 50 percent capacity.

"I know it's a lot of mixed feelings, but the local businesses really need everyone's support right now," Justine Spells said.