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Running a business during mandatory curfew

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 13:38:59-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — This past weekend was the first under a mandatory curfew in Tucson.

Businesses we spoke with say it has had an effect on their revenue.

With the curfew of 10 p.m. every night, it means fewer hours to attract customers for some businesses in the city.

Mayor Romero says the curfew was ordered to help alleviate the burden on hospitals in the area, which has pushed their capacities.

The businesses we spoke with say they are glad to do their part but it comes at a cost. "We are down probably 20-25 percent from before the curfew," said Bud Sayso, owner of Tuk Tuk Thai Street Food.

Tony Vacarro, owner of Sky Bar, tells KGUN 9, "The bar's employee count is maybe a third of what it was."

Hours for the curfew are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day until Dec. 23.