WE'RE OPEN: Cup Cafe

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 20:34:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Located inside the historic Hotel Congress, Cup Cafe is opening up today for dine-in services.

But dine-in services will be held outside on the plaza.

Cup Cafe told KGUN9 that the stay-at-home order brought many challenges; the biggest being a significant amount of staff was laid off. Between Cup Cafe and the other restaurants in Hotel Congress about 185 employees were impacted.

Most have returned though.

Another major challenge: finances. But with the help of the a paycheck protection program loan and a grant from Rio Nuevo, Cup Cafe and Hotel Congress are now well positioned.

Because dining is outside, dine-in services are working around the heat with new hours from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m and then again from 5 p.m. until 10.