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ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania counties surrounding Philadelphia are watching anxiously as the city’s new COVID-19 restrictions soon go into effect. Several business owners in the suburbs are concerned that restrictions are coming their way as well.
As Philadelphia prepares for a partial shutdown on Friday, restaurants in surrounding counties are gearing up for potential new clientele, which they say are welcomed.
“Hopefully, everything will stay open. We need the business,” Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant manager Jorge Martinez said.
Martinez is just one of several business owners across the country with that same wish. Martinez is the manager of Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant in Wayne. Though their doors are open now, there is some concern with the closure of indoor dining in Philadelphia.
“That’s very bad for us if they do that, more for the economy,” Martinez said. “I don’t know how we’re going to do everybody in Montgomery County.”
For now, Montgomery County is not following Philadelphia’s lead.
In a news conference on Wednesday, the chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners said it’s a balancing act.
“We’re trying to balance the livelihood of so many people in our community who own …
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