Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said at a Friday news conference that residents shouldn’t expect things to reopen quickly, especially since many businesses have indicated they’re not ready yet.
The few retailers that were open to in-person shopping seemed elated to be able to welcome customers back.
Ryan Choura, who would have been using his equipment to set up for Coachella, is instead building parklets for local restaurants.
Long Beach has not made a formal determination as to whether or not it will follow the state liquor board’s newest regulatory relief notice, which permits bars to reopen if they partner with a business that makes food
Wilson High’s prom would have been at the Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday, May 30, so the school’s activities team is salvaging the age-old tradition of crowning a king and queen this year, just not in person.
“We have to create opportunities for them to expand.”
With limited capacity, restaurants will need to find ways to expand seating while respecting social distancing.
Robert Garcia, who recently announced plans to expand dining space for restaurants, hosted a group of 15 to hear what they need as talks about reopening begin.