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The U.K. Economy Needs a Pick-Me-Up. Is the Coronation Enough?

Dawn Anchor, who runs a pub in the village of Kings Worthy, about 60 miles southwest of London, has everything she needs: reams of red, white and blue bunting, mini […]




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Britain’s Pubs Are Threatened by ‘Alarming’ Rise in Energy Bills

LONDON — With every day that passes, Lindsey Armstrong’s dilemma gets worse as Britain’s energy crisis closes in on her pub.By the beginning of October, she must renew her electricity […]




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How a Relief Fund for Restaurants Picked Winners and Losers

When Congress created a grant program early this year to help battered bars and restaurants survive the pandemic, one thing was immediately clear: The money would not be enough. The […]







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What Does Horror Taste Like? ‘Carnage Asada’ and Bloody Cocktails

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.There are many ways restaurant décor can say welcome: fresh flowers, linen tablecloths, […]







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Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

The past year has crushed independent restaurants across the country and brought a reality to their doors: Many were unprepared for a digital world.Unlike other small retailers, restaurateurs could keep […]




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Beer Here, Bouquets Next Door: How a Bar Defied the Pandemic

Ms. Easterbrook, the Hatch’s manager, had been planning to open a sister bar called Good for Nothing, but she quickly ditched the plan when the pandemic arrived. Then, in a […]




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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

Small businesses across the country have suffered from shutdowns that sometimes seem to flare up as suddenly as surges in the coronavirus itself. Restaurants, gyms, corner stores and spas have […]




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One Martini, Ice Cold, With a Blanket and a Scarf

In winters past, Del Pedro, an owner of Tooker Alley in Brooklyn, responded to snowfall by inviting a group of friends to drink martinis in the bar’s frigid backyard. Called […]