RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Working from dwelling will quickly change into a factor of the previous for state workers. Governor Glenn Youngkin introduced a brand new coverage to carry them again to work in individual this summer season.
Whereas some state staff will not be pleased with the change, a number of eating places downtown are excited in regards to the improve in foot site visitors. With extra folks working from dwelling through the pandemic, many eating places have seen fewer prospects throughout lunch hours. Some restaurant staff say that enterprise will enhance with extra folks working downtown.
Jo-Jo’s Well-known Pizza in downtown Richmond is wanting ahead to the change after the pizza store nearly needed to shut down one in all its areas through the pandemic.
“That’s why I needed to open the opposite location in Midlothian as a result of issues have been so dangerous right here that I used to be afraid I wasn’t going to make it,” mentioned Enrico Armetta
Fewer prospects have been coming in as many state staff began working from their residing rooms as an alternative of downtown.
“That just about destroyed all of my lunch enterprise, so (I’ve) been ready and ready what now 2-3 years,” Armetta defined.
The pizza store is now able to welcome in additional prospects with state workers returning to in-person.
“I’m excited that everybody is coming again to downtown hopefully we will get again to regular,” Armetta mentioned.
One vendor says he thinks regular enterprise for present eateries may additionally carry extra choices sooner or later.
“If everyone comes again downtown, we will have extra distributors as a result of it’s like simply us proper now, and after getting like a complete full downtown life, it’s higher for everybody,” acknowledged Road Vendor Matt Neagle.
Underneath the brand new coverage, state workers have to use for work-from-home choices at their present company. The appliance course of is presently open and can keep open by way of Might 20. The functions will then be reviewed by the primary week in June. If the applying is denied, staff are anticipated again within the workplace beginning July 5.
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