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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:37 AM

Tucson restaurants now allowed to serve as pop-up grocery stores

Restaurants in Tucson will temporarily be allowed to act as pop-up grocery stores, selling packaged food, fresh produce, paper goods and cleaning supplies, after a pair of announcements this week from Gov. Doug Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.

The move was made to help local restaurants across the state offset losses as a result of the closure of dining areas as a result of the spread of COVID-19, according to Ducey, who issued a proclamation Tuesday.

The order, which is in effect until further notice and will be revised or renewed every two weeks, allows restaurants to resell items they bought wholesale to the general public without having to comply with normal labeling requirements.

It does not permit a restaurant that does not hold a current license from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control to sell alcoholic beverages.

Read more: https://tucson.com/news/local/tucson-restaurants-now-allowed-to-serve-as-pop-up-grocery-stores/article_785220e3-1c40-52a7-868a-88560f23f514.html

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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:57 AM

1. To be honest, not so bad

We have a few restaurants here in Austin selling things like sourdough starters, flour, and even for some places in the Hill country - a "country store" type vibe with toilet paper.

I thought it helps keep the restaurant only suppliers in good stead helping them keep their supply chains in business.

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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:06 AM

2. Good point about keeping the supply chains intact.

While I'm concerned about the risks that the employees are taking, if the alternative is for those employees to starve, lose housing, and lose transportation then every little bit helps.

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