NY Business Owners Slam Cuomo For Allowing Bills Fans Into Stadium But Not Restaurants: ‘Totally Unfair’


New York restaurant owners are slamming Gov. Andrew Cuomo for announcing that thousands of Buffalo Bills fans can attend the team’s upcoming playoff game while many businesses remain shuttered.

The Democratic governor, who is being sued by several business owners due to coronavirus restrictions prohibiting indoor dining, said he’ll be in attendance, touting it as a pilot program for resuming live events during the pandemic, allowing 6,700 fans to attend if they test negative for COVID-19 before entering.

“A football playoff game is outdoors, which is a much better situation from COVID spread,” Cuomo said. “We believe we are the first state in the nation to run this kind of pilot. We think it can be very instructive to us going forward.”

Don Swartz, owner of Veneto Gourmet Pizza and Pasta in Rochester, told “Fox & Friends” everyone in western New York wants to go to the Bills game but is just asking they also be allowed to dine in a restaurant.

“I want the same opportunity to hav… (Read more)

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