The Como Deli on Center Street reopened to customers on Monday. The Village of Lewiston eatery had been closed since early spring, when “New York State on PAUSE” was enacted to slow the coronavirus spread.
New safety measures are in place, including markers to designate where customers can wait in line, and Plexiglass shields above the counters. Employees are wearing masks, and customers are required to do the same.
For now, the deli is takeout only, with no indoor seating available. The building’s corner side, at 555 Center St., is almost fully renovated. Once the patio reopens, on-site dining is expected to resume.
The Como has introduced half-size portions of its popular Italian dishes, including pasta and meat dishes.
Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
In Niagara Falls, the flagship Como Restaurant also welcomed patrons back Monday.
The Antonacci and Colucci families said they are “thrilled to reopen all three locations (including Como Restaurant at the Airport), with strict guidelines. The safety of our guests, customers and team is our top priority. We missed our customers and friends. We thank everyone for your continued support, and without you we would not be here. We look forward to a great reopening!”
A Facebook post said the Pine Avenue restaurant will resume dine-in service Aug. 5, with new hours of 4-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.