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SLO restaurant embraces capacity cuts in clever, festive way

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 23:37:06-04

A popular breakfast spot in downtown San Luis Obispo is embracing capacity cuts in a clever and festive way.

Louisa's Place at 964 Higuera Street brought in some skeletons to help enforce social distancing.

Before the pandemic, the restaurant sat about 60 people.

Under COVID-19 guidelines, restaurants can only operate at 25 percent capacity for indoor dining and for Louisa's, that means only 12 customers inside.

“I put them in the areas where I can’t have people sitting,” said owner Aubrey Pyle. “Everyone seems to love it and it’s fun for Halloween. We got to have fun right now."

She says once the city allowed the restaurant to expand its outdoor seating, they were able to reopen.

Pyle adds that without that, they would have had to close.