Lake Travis - Westlake Edition | May 2020

LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION

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Above, on May 1, a Hops & Thyme employee prepared the Lakeway restaurant to reopen for in-store service at 25% capacity. Below, diners at Hops & Thyme were spread out in the back patio during the lunch hour May 1.

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Businesses weigh pros and cons of opening for in-store service

BY BRIAN RASH

business owners throughout Lake Tra- vis-Westlake have been mixed. Some said they needed more time— the four days between Abbott’s April 27 announcement and when the new policy could be implemented did not

provide enough of a window to open up safely. Others were more enthusias- tic and began making preparations to open for in-store service the same day Abbott made the announcement. CONTINUED ON 26

Prior to and after the May 1 date Gov. Greg Abbott declared certain businesses, including dining and retail establishments, couldopen for in-store service at 25% capacity, reactions from

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