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An update from local restaurant owners during this stage of the pandemic

Diners toast with two wine glasses
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Diners toast with two wine glasses

A number of local restaurants have closed in the past two years. The recent pandemic surge has pushed more businesses to the brink.

We talk about the state of the dining industry with our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."