…sales have slowed, with one exception: Happy hour. People are coming in earlier and staying longer, but often not having dinner.
“It’s increasing happy hour and decreasing dinner,” he said.
He said he had moved happy hour earlier to 3 p.m. from 4 p.m. for anyone showing government identification, and that people were coming in as early as 2 p.m.
On Tuesday, the City Council gave the mayor emergency authority to issue marriage licenses, because the Marriage Bureau, funded by the federal government, is closed.
That is all from Sabrina Tabernise in the NYT, the article has other interesting points.