We were delighted when we found that on Thursday this week, we will be able to open Smash Palace.
It has been a challenging time for us all and, we hope an outdoor bar, even in winter, will attract customers and we can start paying our expenses again. We have been saved by the Government’s payment towards wages, and will be taking advantage of the IRD loan. Without these payments there would have been no more Smash Palace, even though we were debt free when Covid 19 closed us down.
It is a sobering exercise to read the Guardian article below. Because the UK government cocked up how it was handling the virus, the pubs in the UK will not open until at least July. Consider that scenario here. We would definitely be closed for good.
Every now and then it does pay to have a look at how others are coping… https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/10/pubs-fear-disaster-after-being-left-out-of-plans-to-ease-lockdown?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0J1c2luZXNzVG9kYXktMjAwNTEx&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=bustoday_email&utm_campaign=BusinessToday