Tetris – Las Vegas restaurant says 80% capacity is huge news, optimistic about future
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A big step towards getting back to normal. Restaurants and businesses will soon have more people inside their places. Clark County commissioners approved a plan Tuesday to increase capacity at businesses from 50 to 80%.
It won’t be too long before more space opens up at Curry Zen in Chinatown. The restaurant operating at 50% and manager Junta Zembayashi says that’s been a challenge, calling it a game of Tetris.
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“Kind of fit customers in the right place at the right time. We got to make some people wait and we lose some customers. We have to shift people in however we can,” he said.
He’ll likely be able to remove the X’s marking tables off-limits. Clark County commissioners approved a plan Tuesday allowing businesses to increase capacity from 50 to 80% starting May 1. Table capacity will be increased to 12. Zembayshi says it’s a big relief.
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“Having that eliminated in having the higher capacity restrictions will definitely help us with our operational flow and helping people come in and out a lot smoother and faster,” he said.
As more people get vaccinated, Zembayashi says he’s optimistic the restaurant will be able to bounce back as restrictions continue to loosen.
“We’re seeing more customers both from locals and out of state folks visiting over the past few weeks. I think it is a trend that people are eager to eat out and come back to Vegas,” he said.