On November 24, Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all restaurants and bars, both inside casinos and independent operators, to reduce occupancy from 50 percent to 25 percent for at least three weeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Now, restaurants and bars who see these new measures as crippling are temporarily closing in an effort to save funds until next year when the coronavirus case rate may be under control.
The state has limited indoor and outdoor dining to 25 percent capacity with a maximum of four people per tables. Casinos also must reduce capacity to 25 percent, putting a strain on Vegas’s already slumping gaming industry. In addition, customers need to make a reservation for on-site dining, with the exception of fast food restaurants and open food courts.
Here, a look at the restaurants and bars that temporarily closed.
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Atomic Liquors temporarily closed on November 25 until the state increases occupancy levels from 25 percent.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar temporarily closed and says it is “100% committed to reopening as soon as the situation improves.”
Firefly on Paradise Road temporarily closed “until sometime next year. We know brighter days are ahead but need to hunker down and preserve our resources in order to weather this storm and live to fight another day!”
The Kitchen at Atomic temporarily closed on November 25 until the state increases occupancy levels from 25 percent.
The Oyster Bar at South Point temporarily closed.