Bay Area restaurants endured another tough month in January with both indoor and outdoor restaurants closing – but then, on Jan. 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order. California home. Many Bay Area restaurants immediately reopened for outdoor dining.
“It’s exciting because we’ve had to reduce the hours of our struggling staff, and they’re all queer people of color, and so [being closed] has been depressing and difficult for us [and] it means lower sales,” Sean Sullivan, co-owner of the Port Bar in Oakland, told SFGATE.