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Business slowly getting back to normal for Cafe Hollander

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 08:01:24-04

WAUWATOSA — In the Village of Tosa, Cafe Hollander looked forward to March and sunshine.

"We were ready to be so packed with people and parties and events. Obviously now, things have changed a little bit," Sara Zavadsky, general manager at Cafe Hollander, said.

When the original safer-at-home order came into place, Cafe Hollander shut down and took time to make changes to make when the restaurant reopened it would stay that way.

"Our company did a great job in being forward in what will it be to be the new normal, what will it look like in the new normal. How will it look to reopen and we did a great job of that. It's being creative, it's being flexible and thinking about things like to-go food containers," Zavadsky said.

While carry-out has been a savior for restaurants during COVID-19, now that the cafe has the patio up and running things are starting to feel normal.

"Everyone is so excited that the patio is open and that they can just hang out and be around people. They are so appreciative that we are being safe, we are wearing our mask all the time. We're sanitizing, wiping constantly, all of our super high standards for cleanliness are even more so," Zavadsky said.

Zavadsky said whether you're looking for a change of scenery or wanting to catch up with friends, Cafe Hollander thanks you for your support and is ready to welcome you back.

"The support has been amazing and what is also been great to see, is I have been stopped more than ever with people saying we are so happy you're back, we couldn't wait, we kept walking passed. So the community was ready and we were ready for them," Zavadsky said.

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