“Takeout and delivery have really kept us afloat,” said Tony Scott. They made all of the seating at Spark Pizza outdoors. They are using the space inside to handle their takeout orders. If King County rolls back to phase 2, indoor dining capacity will be cut from 50% to 25%. While it won’t impact Spark Pizza, it will make it harder on business at Woodblock.
“We knew this was going to come, watching the numbers, and it’s really disheartening,” said Carolyn Scott, owner of Woodblock and Spark Pizza in Redmond. “We really try to take care of our staff and much as possible, and it is discouraging and sad to tell people their hours are going to be cut.”
Carolyn Scott and her husband, Tony Scott, have been working to pivot throughout the pandemic. In some counties, COVID-19 impacts were worse more recently, so they could benefit from the earlier window of data. It appears Pierce County could stay in phase 2, and King County is likely to roll back to phase 2.
The Scotts hope people will wear their masks and get vaccinated. “The sooner we can get back to any semblance of normal,” said Tony Scott. Carolyn Scott wondered if the state could divide King County when it considers the phases. The Scotts have seen COVID-19 fatigue set in with some customers. “Every night, we have people who refuse to wear a mask. And unfortunately, if they refuse to wear a mask, we have to refuse service,” said Carolyn Scott.
At Woodblock, there is a large outside tent to help with dining capacity. It’s also across the street from a park. Diners are encouraged to grab takeout and have a picnic there. “Over the last year, that has been the pattern — fewer guests and more expenses. And it’s been hard,” said Tony Scott.
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