We’re Open: Pastosa Ravioli
Businesses reopening around the city are taking all sorts of new precautions to keep customers and employees safe.
Wednesday was Andrew DiMarco’s first day back at work after quarantining at home for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I haven't been here in so long, it felt great being back to the store again,” said DiMarco.
DiMarco bought Pastosa Ravioli on East Tremont Avenue more than 30 years ago and passed it down to his son, Joe Dimarco.
They were forced to shut down for almost three weeks, but regulars say they understand.
Eager to reopen, DiMarco made big changes to keep employees and customers safe.
Plexiglas now hangs over the counter, and they have new cleaning service and social distancing marks on the floor.
Another precaution being taken is with the bread. It used to be unwrapped but now each piece is individually bagged before it hits the shelves.
They also insist on face coverings and have extras if needed by customers.
The staff is also taking extra precautions with gloves and keeps the kitchen production line spotless.