Bay View restaurant owner installs partitions between tables in anticipation of reopening

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Posted at 8:47 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 09:47:59-04

Restaurant owners across the city, country and world are anticipating the day that they can finally reopen after being forced to shutdown by COVID-19.

One restaurant owner in Bay View is getting extra creative in how he plans to follow social distancing guidelines once he can reopen.

Chef Adam Pawlak is the owner of Egg & Flour Pasta Bar. Our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal chatted with him about his idea for plastic partitions between tables and other safety and health precautions.

Pawlak opened the Bay View location of Egg & Flour Pasta Bar just one week before the state of Wisconsin required all dining rooms to close. Since then, he has been brainstorming ways to get back up and running.

Tony Goff, of Goff's Enterprises Inc., created the plastic partitions that Pawlak is installing in between dining tables, as well as in between customers and food prep.

Pawlak also plans on marking spaces on the floor for customers to wait, giving out to-go cutlery for in house use and removing stools at the bar for social distancing purposes.

Pawlak is patiently awaiting the day he can reopen the Bay View restaurant location while still focusing on the original Egg & Flour Pasta Bar location in the Crossroads Collective food hall on Milwaukee's east side.

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