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To Reopen, Restaurants Are Doubling Down on Becoming Grocery Stores

In New York, Chicago, and California, the restaurant-as-market model looks to keep going, even after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

Get ready for a more robust market at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria.

Get ready for a more robust market at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria.

Source: Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

As restaurants across the country plan their reopenings, most are looking at a future of thermal cameras, plexiglass separators, and designer masks.

But at least one major New York restaurant sees the past as the way forward.