As businesses struggle to stay afloat with only outdoor dining in New Jersey amid Phase 2 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Hudson County residents have taken matters into their own hands.
In Bayonne, residents from Bayonne Elks Lodge 434 have come together to offer their support.
The 434 Dine Out Team supports local eateries with outdoor space that are suffering from restrictions placed on Bayonne businesses, Lisa DiLorenzo said.
DiLorenzo, a liaison from the Bayonne Elks Lodge, put together the team to help the mom-and-pop restaurants throughout the city. The Dine Out Team held its first event at the The Vic.
The team had a showing of nearly 20 people. Turnout is expected to continue to grow as the group plans its next event.
“Thanks to all members that joined our DINE OUT TEAM @ The Vic,” DiLorenzo said. “Thanks Al and Nady and your courteous staff for the accommodations and delicious food. Good thing that rain held out.”
According to DiLorenzo, the Dine Out Team plans on doing this bi-weekly, every Wednesday. There is no event scheduled for July 8.
Any outdoor eatery that would like the support of the Dine Out Team should call Lisa DiLorenzo at 201-589-4344.
“We will be happy to support with a DINE OUT!” DiLorenzo said.
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