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Central Coast restaurant owners re-open outdoor dining for customers after wet weather

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Posted at 7:20 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 17:21:38-05

The stay-at-home order lifted last week, but with heavy wind and rain happening at the same time, some businesses delayed outdoor operations until this weekend.

Big Sky Cafe owner, Greg Holt, says the re-opening of outdoor dining offers a unique connection with his customers.

"It sure helps people like me who have been doing the same thing their whole life, go back to being able to do what they know well," Holt said.

The County of San Luis Obispo is currently in the purple tier status, which allows for operations like outdoor dining, hair salons, and barber shops to re-open again.

Owner of Penny's All American Cafe, Penny Rodriguez, says she is happy to be serving customers again outside after the heavy rain.

"Even though I am so happy we got rain, I never thought we would get that much rain. It was hard because we couldn't open, but it is now a beautiful day and people are in such a good mood," said Rodriguez.

Customers say they're also ready for the change and the opportunity to put some cash back into the economy.

"I think it is going to help our community a lot," said Paso Robles resident, Kalene Ford.

Information about San Luis Obispo County's tier status can be found here.