YORK-When the covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Mario Buffa, owner of Riverwalk Restaurant and Water Street Grille in Yorktown, thought his days as a restauranteur were over. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam had closed all bars and restaurants for on-site consumption in effort to reduce the spread of covid-19 on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Buffa describes the time as one of the worst experiences of his life and his body language in an interview on Thursday, July 28, implied he’s reliving the historical moment as if it were yesterday.
“I brought all the employees into a banquet room, and I basically had to furlough about 60 employees,” said Buffa. “It still bothers me today. I was choked up and actually started crying.”
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