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Las Vegas restaurants make changes to customers' dine-in experience

Posted at 9:15 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 12:21:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As restaurants reopen in the Vegas valley, many are changing the experience for customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sierra Gold, at Jones Boulevard and 215 Beltway, opened its doors for the first time in many weeks to customers on Tuesday.

Vice President of Operations at Golden Entertainment Jimmy Wadhams says the process to reopen didn’t happen overnight.

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“We had professional cleaning companies come out, sanitize every nook and cranny,” Wadhams said.

Inside, you’ll see no seats at the bar, and the games are turned off, with things like wipes and hand sanitizer dispensers are readily available in different spots.

“We really studied the Southern Nevada Health District guidelines,” Wadhams said.

At Lindo Michoacan, a popular Mexican restaurant in the valley, told 13 Action News that customers will see many changes too.

Inside, customers are in every other booth customers scan a QR code with a smartphone to see the menu.

PT’s Taverns also have the same technology, as well as a solution if you’d still want to hold a menu.

“We have printed out menus that we’re using once and throwing away, so we have every option,” Wadhams said.

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Unfortunately, a few other popular local restaurants are not reopening immediately.

Brio at Tivoli Village has permanently closed and Miller’s Ale House has no current plans to reopen.

Continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic