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Las Vegas area gyms and restaurants hopeful about full capacity future

Shokku Ramen interior
Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 21:16:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Overjoyed and excited about the future. Some restaurants and gyms in the Las Vegas valley are thrilled to hear Gov. Sisolak announce all businesses may be able to operate at 100% capacity soon.

Shokku Ramen in Chinatown is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We’re Las Vegas. We’re the city that never sleeps.”

There’s a steady stream of customers coming in and Chef Louross Edralin says it’s enough to keep the ramen shop afloat.

Sisolak says he’s confident all businesses in Nevada will be able to be at 100% capacity on June 1.

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“We’re going to just be putting out a lot of bowls and bring back the normal at the same time,” Edralin said.

For now, he’s focused on the near future.

New Clark County guidelines, if approved, would allow restaurants to have up to tables of ten instead of six. Edralin says he’s fine with the measured approach saying it allows guests to feel at ease.

“It gives a sense of comfortability for people to come in to grab a noodle anytime, any day,” he said.

If the restaurant fully reopens, he says he’ll be able to have more chairs and tables and more menu items for people to choose from. Edralin says it’s a major step in getting back to normal.

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“We love that vibe and we love that business, so to me, bringing 100% here is the most exciting thing ever to come back,” he said.

Whether you’re on the treadmill or lifting weights, in the time of COVID-19, the masks stay on at EOS Fitness in the northwest.

“They’ve been very diligent in doing that and them doing that gives us hope.”

Senior regional vice president Eric McCauley says many adjustments were made during the pandemic to keep guests and employees safe and to stay open.

“We’re going to do what’s best for our members and our staff to be safe,” he said.

With Sisolak saying he’s confident all businesses in Nevada will be able to be at 100% capacity on June 1, McCauley says this could mean more machines are able to open up at once or allow masks to be off during strenuous workouts. He says ultimately it depends on what state health officials say.

“We want to follow the rules of what they put in place and we will always do that,” he said.

New Clark County guidelines if approved would allow gyms to reopen spas and hot tubs. McCauley says that’s a feature guests have been waiting for and a step forward to getting back to normal.

“We got members that love the sauna and love the spa. Some members come to the gym just for that. I know they’ll be excited about that,” he said.

One thing that you’ll still need for the time being are masks, as Sisolak says he’s not lifting the mask mandate anytime soon.