TRENTON, NJ – After the first weekend of outdoor dining in the Garden State, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said earlier today he will be announcing indoor dining as of July 2nd. Under his plan to reopen restaurants and casinos, both industries can reopen with 25% capacity. This comes unexpectedly after many restaurants statewide just made the investment into outdoor dining services. The problem with Murphy’s reopening plan is the fact that he’s not providing businesses with necessary guidance to make the tough decisions they need to make. As of last week, indoor dining seemed like a far remote possibility. Now, it’s going to be here next week. Businesses, some who have invested thousands of dollars they didn’t have into lavish and accomodating outdoor spaces might have scaled that operation back a little. Such is life in the Murphy quarantine state of New Jersey. We’re going to have to sit back and wait to see exactly what indoor dining will look like in New Jersey as the day arrives.
Additionally, Murphy announced today that Casinos will also be open. Gyms, arcades, waterparks and other indoor businesses will remain closed.