COVID-19 Tough for Local Restaurants

Hermosa Beach restaurants are taking diverse protocols in responding to COVID-19. Despite the closure of indoor dining, restaurants are doing almost everything to stay up and running, including extra attention to delivery and takeout. 

The Rebel Republic in Hermosa Beach is taking safety precautions to make their customers feel safe in their environment. The staff wears face masks and face shields. and they are now only providing outdoor seating. 

“Our business is doing pretty well, and a lot of the precautions are the same just amplified,” said employee Summer Stallworth.

”The Rebel Republic has been doing a great job keeping safe from COVID,” said employee Marcela. 

“They have outdoor seating and all of the waiters are wearing masks to keep themselves safe and you safe and healthy,” said customer Ava Thompson.

Paradise Bowls, the very popular Acai bowl place in the South Bay has created a plan to reopen safely. They do not offer indoor or outdoor seating, but they do have takeout and delivery. Employees wear gloves, face shields and face masks. 

“For Paradise Bowls, you have to order with a mask on and wait outside for your food to be ready,” said customer Ava Llorens. 

Good Stuff Restaurant
Good Stuff, a local favorite for over 40 years continues to operate following safety guidelines. (Photo by Clementine S.)

Good Stuff has been open in Hermosa Beach since 1980. They have not stopped serving because of COVID-19. They also offer takeout, delivery, and inside and outside seating. Every table is spaced six  feet apart. Their menu is online and the employees wear  face make and face shields. 

“We thoroughly clean the tables and we also separate the tables to be six feet apart,” said Good Stuff employee Floane.

 Maintaining safety precautions is a good way to keep customers happy.

“Good Stuff updates, during social distancing

, is the indoor and outdoor seating. Still, the indoor sitting has no roof but they open [the] windows. For the outside, they put the tables six feet apart and require you to wear a mask.” said customer Lucy Jacobs. 

Though COVID-19 has taken an unlikely turn for restaurants they are doing all they can to create a safe environment for customers to come and get away.