Times are tough for local restaurants and they didn't get any easier on Thursday when Governor Cuomo announced patrons will no longer be able go to an establishment and just purchase alcohol. The new ruling says food must also be purchased at the same time as alcoholic beverages to discourage people congregating and breaking social distancing recommendations.
However, Harvey's Restaurant and Bar on Phila Street in Saratoga came up with another option. 'Cuomo Chips'. A bowl of chips for only $1, that way customers can enjoy a drink without having to pay out extra for an appetizer or meal.
Harvey's owner Matthew Bagley says current regulations are already tough on businesses like his:
I mean why not, they're his chips, they're his rule so he might as well get some recognition and acknowledgment for another little hurdle we have to jump through as business owners.
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