LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS: Easing can’t come soon enough for the hospitality sector
The nightclub sector has been hit particularly hard, concerns that social distancing would be impossible to maintain within those venues has meant that they have been closed longer than any part of the hospitality sector.
Dani Hadley, co-owner of The Velvet Music Rooms and Sugar Suite nightclub on Birmingham's Broad Street has also had to adapt. They feel that despite the promises of government support was slow in coming. She feels that being an independent has helped the business as changes have been able to be made quickly without the red-tape of the necessity of gaining approval fro head office.
Both of Dani's businesses fall pithing Westside BID, its manager Mike Olley believes that the pandemic has been catastrophic for many businesses within the hospitality sector. Should another Covid wave hit he feels that this time venues must stay over to protect livelihoods.
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