Monday, December 5, 2022

Longtime Restaurateur To Close Riverwalk Restaurant And Expand Water Street Grille in Yorktown

Sign up here for our free newsletter that tells you about the newest stories, three mornings each week.

Sponsor Food News

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.”

Want to read the rest of the article?

Already a subscriber? Log into your Transact account.

New user? Create a Transact account and read the article for free. Transact gives you $3 in credit to get you started.

Purchase a subscription for a year, month, or day on Transact, and get access to all articles.

Transact payments script could not be loaded

Transact.io respects your privacy, does not display advertisements, and does not sell your data.

To enable payment or login you will need to allow third party scripts from transact.io.

Cookies are disabled

Transact.io respects your privacy, does not display advertisements, and does not sell your data.

To enable purchase or subscriptions you will need to enable cookies.

You must purchase this article or be a subscriber to comment on it.

Jolly’s Mill Pond Hosting Pop-Up Farmers Market December 3 In James City County

JAMES CITY-Jolly’s Mill Pond will host a “Holly Jolly Christmas” pop-up farmers market on Saturday, December 3. The event will be held from 2pm to...

New Art Exhibit Opening At Williamsburg Winery

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Winery, in collaboration with The Art People, will hold an opening reception for its latest art exhibition, “Art at Wessex Hundred: Winter...

The New Local News Model

On July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there's a paywall.

So if you don't want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper. We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And you will get $3 in credit when you sign up (just an email address, no credit card required), which will let you pay for at least 20 articles.

This is new for everyone, so we're going to ease you into this. Initially, there won't be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us a note at feedback@peninsulachronicle.com.