For night bars, the lifting of the curfew spells the end of the long months of closure


Between application of the health protocol, reorganization of space and lack of personnel, the reopening of these establishments is a real challenge for the sector.

Au Cavern, rue Dauphine, in the 8e arrondissement of Paris, relief mingles with worry. Since the announcement of the lifting of the curfew from Sunday June 20, Tom, the owner of this dance bar, which usually closes at 2 a.m., has been struggling to reorganize the space to allow his customers to have fun while respecting the sanitary instructions. If it has already reopened its establishment on May 19, the dancing part in the basement is still empty until Sunday. For the occasion, Tom has planned to organize a concert there, although people will of course have to sit still. “It’s like making a puzzle with pieces that don’t fit together, a real puzzleHe breathes.

Despite the reopening, it is impossible for customers to get to the bar, the service must be done at the table. A rather unusual practice at the Cavern, as in the other night bars. In addition, tables should not have more than six people. However, these places are generally

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