With limited seating due to coronavirus safety restrictions, the Beau Jo's pizza in Idaho Springs went from 600 seats to 50. A variance and expanding to the street added back 200 seats, but the restaurant is running at half capacity. And during lunch time on August 1, 2020, there was nearly an hour's wait for a table. (Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun)

Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.

State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.

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