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Updates on the Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the Nightlife Ecosystem

United Kingdom Likely to Reopen in September

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uk Sep Reopen

February 17, 2021 The United Kingdom nightlife industry is likely to reopen in September according to the Minister for Business and Industry and COVID Vaccine Deployment, Nadhim Zahawi. Boris Johnson says rapid testing plus mass vaccination is the key for a safe reopening across the country!

READ MOREReport: UK Nightlife Unlikely to Reopen Until September at the Earliest

 

December 2020 Hospitality Rent Report

CBSN New York

NYC Hosp RentFebruary 16, 2021 A recent New York City Hospitality Alliance survey found that 92% of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and event venues could not afford to pay December's rent. The numbers continue to increase with each passing month. See the survey results!

READ MOREOver 90% of Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife Venues Surveyed by NYC Hospitality Alliance Couldn't Afford Rent in December

 

Las Vegas Strip Increases Activities

8 News Now

LV Strip ReopenFebruary 16, 2021 The Las Vegas Strip is taking COVID head on with loosened capacity restrictions. Current capacity levels allow 100 people or 35% capacity in venues and is expected to increase to 50% by March! Las Vegas' economy is only turning the corner.

 READ MOREEntertainment Returning to the Las Vegas Strip

 

Nightlife Advocates Celebrate in Sydney, Australia

The Industry Observer

Sydney No Lockdowns

February 9, 2021 Sydney, Australia nightlife advocates are celebrating! State Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the government lockdown laws and late night regulations are being lifted! Pubs, bars, and clubs can have guests. Calls for last drinks won't be until 3:30 am. 

READ MORENightlife Advocates Welcome End of Lockdown: 'This is a Huge Win'

 

Lockdown Coming to an End: Perth, Australia

ABC News

Perth Post-Covid

February 5, 2021 Perth, Australia's lockdown has come to an end. Bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and schools within the metropolitan area can reopen! Nightclubs and casinos will remain closed. Masks are still being mandated, but this is progressive.

READ MOREPerth's Post-Covid Lockdown Rules Explained, From Mask-Wearing to Nightclubbing

 

What Dances Can We Expect on the Dance Floor?

Youtube

Gen Z v Millennials

February 4, 2021 Ever consider what kind of dances you might see on the dance floor once clubs, bars, and taverns are allowed to reopen? Check out this video here to get a quick glimpse!

 

READ MOREHow Gen Z & Millenials Fight

 

Nighttime Managers: A Balancing Act Between Safety and Economic Development

Youtube

Allison Harnden Interview

February 4, 2021 Balancing public safety and economic development! Find out what makes a night manager successful (even during a pandemic) with Allison Harnden, Nighttime Economy Manager for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Watch the interview! 

READ MORENighttime Managers: A Balancing Act Between Safety and Economic Development

 

Sociable City News: January 2021

Youtube

Sociable City News SnipFebruary 4, 2021 This Sociable City News takes on a whole different approach - focusing on three innovative leaders: Allison Harnden, Nighttime Economy Manager for the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; John Bodnovich, Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees and John Samuel, Co-Founder and CEO of ABLR 360! Learn about the challenges and unexpected benefits they face!

READ MORERHI's Sociable City News Presents: January 2021, Nightlife News with Three Innovative Leaders

 

Denmark's Digital Coronavirus Passports

Euro News

Covid Passport

February 4, 2021 Hoping to kickstart travel, Denmark's government proposed digital coronavirus passports for vaccinated citizens in the next months. Word is that Sweden may also introduce some form of "Corona Pass" to increase accessibility in the nearby areas. Will other countries follow in their lead?

 READ MORECovid in Europe: Denmark Announced Plans For a 'Corona Pass' For Vaccinated Citizens

 

Reforming California's State Liquor Laws

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Reform State LL

February 15, 2021 Are outdoor dining parklets here to stay? Senator Scott Wiener proposed a bill to reform state liquor laws to be more flexible to bars, restaurants and music venues. If approved the bill will likely go into effect this upcoming September.

 READ MOREBill to Change California Liquor Laws Could Benefit Bars, Restaurants

 

2021 Top Restaurant Trends

2021 Rest Trends

February 1, 2021 Wondering what 2021's top restaurant trends are? Surely you've heard of alcohol-to-go, but have you considered meal kits or meal subscriptions? Check out this National Restaurant Association survey showcasing consumer & operator preferences.

READ MORE: 2021 Top Restaurant Trends

 

San Francisco Eagle Bar

SF Gate

SF EagleFebruary 1, 2021 Established in 1981. The San Francisco Eagle Bar is the epicenter LGBTQ space, providing community and a safe space. But now, the bar risks closing! Matt Haney is calling on the Historic Preservation Commission to grant the space a landmark designation.

READ MORE: Supervisors to vote on landmark designation for legendary gay bar SF Eagle

 

Building a Framework For Nighttime Governance

Proquest

Andreina Thesis

January 31, 2021 Vibrant night scapes draw people to global cities! But are planning mechanisms too limiting? Three global cities: Amsterdam, London, and New York. See how Andreina Seijas builds a framework for nighttime governance - a blueprint for future studies.

 

 

READ MORE: Governing the Urban Night: Understanding the Shifting Dynamics of Night-Time Governance in Three Global Cities

 

Honey Mahogany: Advocating for the Future of LGBT Nightlife

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Honey Mahogany

January 28, 2021 Activist, drag performer, legislative aide, and co-owner of San Francisco's oldest LGBT nightlife venue, The Stud! Honey Mahogany is pushing boundaries to advocate for the future of LGBT nightlife!

 READ MORESAN FRANCISCO STORIES: Honey Mahogany

 

Washington DC Alcoholic Regulation Amendment Act of 2021

Washington City Paper

Wash DC Alcohol Act

January 27, 2021 The hospitality industry has been hit hard and now its time to ramp it up! Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed the Reopen Washington DC Alcoholic Regulation Amendment Act of 2021, a commercial lifestyle center license that will allow alcohol consumption within a designated area. 

 READ MOREMayor Bowser's Proposed Alcohol Act Could Change How We Drink in D.C.

 

John Bodnovich: Importance of Human Interaction

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John Bod ABL

January 25, 2021 COVID has created a pent-up demand for a "third social space" outside the home and workplace. While physically distant, we must be socially present. Human interaction is important. See what John Bodnovich, Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees suggests is vital moving forward. 

READ MOREJohn Bodnovich Brings Light to the Pent-Up Demand for a 3rd Social Space

 

John Samuel: Disabled Community During Covid

Youtube

John Sam ABLR

January 25, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has created its fair share of barriers for the blind community, but are there any benefits for other segments of the disabled community? Check out what John Samuel, CEO & Co-Founder of ABLR 360  had to say about this!

 

 

READ MOREJohn Samuel is Co-Founder and CEO of ABLR, a digital accessibility and inclusion company

 

Singapore Delays Reopening Pilot

Time Out

Singapore Pilot Delay

January 20, 2021 Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Trade have delayed their reopening pilot that would allow more nightlife businesses to open. For now, only the three bars that reopened in December of 2020 are allowed to remain open.

 

 

READ MOREPilot for certain nightlife spots delayed due to rising community cases

 

Pent Up Demand for Travel and Leisure Businesses

Time Out

Pent Up Demand

January 12, 2021 What can we learn from the past? If 1918, year of the Spanish Flu, taught us anything, it was that there is such thing as "pent up demand" once a pandemic subsides. Fast forward to 2020, experts suggest travel and leisure businesses will be booming post-Covid.

READ MOREWhat 1919 Teaches Us About Pent-Up Demand

 

The Future of Urbanism

Arch Daily

Future Urbanism

January 9, 2021 What do you imagine is the future of urbanism? Do you believe 2045 will be better or worse off than today? Check out what the designers and architects have been considering as possibilities for tomorrow!

READ MOREFuture of Urbanism in China: How Can we Build a Livable City?

 

Washington DC: Target Vaccination Date

Grub Street

Wash Feb 1

January 5, 2021 Essential workers have been at the frontline since the beginning of the pandemic. With Covid-19 vaccine rollouts, Mayor Bowser of Washington DC announced a target vaccination date for restaurant workers scheduled for February 1st 2021.

 READ MORE: Washington, D.C., Targets February 1 to Vaccinate Restaurant Workers

 

Singapore Moves into Phase 3

Singapore TracingJanuary 3, 2021 From five to eight people per gathering, things are looking up for Singapore. Using masks, temperature checks at the door, and with the adoption of the Trace Together app QR codes and tokens, Singapore has move into Phase 3 of its reopening! Will other countries follow in Singapore's footsteps?

 

 

Sociable City News: December 2020

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Sociable City News Snip

December 23, 2020 Bringing you the latest updates in nightlife news. Be sure to watch this month's December 2020 recap and see how cities worldwide are keeping the nightlife alive this season! Happy Holidays from the RHI Family to yours! See you in the New Year.

 

 

READ MORERHI's Sociable City News Presents: December 2020 Recap, Time to Open the Circle of Sociability

 

Wuhan's Vibrant Nightlife Show

Report Door

Wuhan Vibrant

December 20, 2020 While the rest of the world is finding its way back to normalcy, Wuhan, China, is living it up late into the night! Having lifted its lockdown 7 months ago, its people are in the streets without masks, eating street food and enjoying their time.

 

READ MOREPhotos of Wuhan’s vibrant nightlife show the city where the COVID-19 pandemic began is reveling in its newfound freedom

 

Sacramento City Provides Free Propane Heaters to Small Businesses

Sacramento Covid Relief

Sac Propane Heaters

December 15, 2020 Calling all Sacramento small business owners! The City of Sacramento is providing 400 free propane heaters for businesses. This includes restaurants, cafes, bars with food, and gyms. Get yours today! Be sure to check out the requirements and distribution times.

 

READ MOREPatio Heaters for Small Business

 

NYE Weekend: Millions Expected to Attend Illegal Gatherings

NME

UK Raves

December 11, 2020 Millions of people in the United Kingdom are expected to attend illegal raves during the New Year period! Recent Night Time Industries Association's study estimates that the UK will likely have over 5000 unlawful parties and mass gatherings New Years Eve weekend despite its current lockdown.

 

 READ MORE: Millions of People Expected to Attend Illegal Raves Over the New Year Weekend

 

Fight, Protect, and Preserve Music: REVS 2021

Music Cities Together Square Space

REVS 2021

December 10, 2020 The Reopen Every Venue Safely (REVS) initiative was created by music policy forums in the face of the pandemic. Considering how important arts, heritage, culture and venues are to the quality of life and the economy, REVS aims to fight, protect, and preserve music. REVS is ready to set the stage as soon as its safe enough to do so.

READ MOREREVS Current Press Release

 

Sociable City News Presents: The November 2020 Nightlife Recap

 Youtube

SCN News

December 10, 2020 It's that time of the month. Your Sociable City News source is out! Check out this month's latest November  2020 Recap that showcases how cities around the globe are adjusting to this winter season. See all the neat stuff you missed!

READ MORESociable City News

 

RHI Sociable City Vision Summit

  RHI Web

SC Summit 2021

December 10, 2020 Now is the time to reimagine the future of sociability and the social economy! What better place to find and create solutions than the Sociable City Summit in March of 2021? Additionally, get exclusive access to seven cities showcasing their approach to revitalization post-COVID.

 

READ MORE: RHI Sociable City Vision Summit Promo

 

Promising Visions of a Feminist City

City Monitor

Feminist City

December 10, 2020 We all bring a set of values and experiences to the world, but it's often white men who construct our cities. Leslie Kern, author of feminist city, says the feminist city is an ongoing experiment to living differently, better and more just.

 

READ MOREWhat Makes a City Feminist?

 

Nature-First Approach to Urbanization: Nottingham Grey to Green

Castle Rock Brewery

Notting Wildlife TrustDecember 9, 2020 From grey to green, a healthier and cleaner approach. Nottinghamshire Notts Wildlife Trust has proposed a green future model for the Broadmarsh area. Partnering with Influence Landscape Architects to take a nature-first approach to urbanization.

 

READ MORENottingham Wildlife Trust's Green Vision for the Broadmarsh Area

 

Save the Rave: Support Your Favorite London Clubs

The Tab

Save The Rave

December 8, 2020 Looking for a new way to support the nightlife industry? The I Love Student Nights group has launched #SaveTheRave to protect their beloved London nightlife scene. With a purchase of a Save the Rave t-shirt, 100% of profits will go to Night Time Industries Association.

READ MORESave the Rave is Helping to Support All Your Favourite London Clubs and Here’s How You Can Help

 

Singapore Nightlife Pilot Kicks Off: 3 Bars and Pubs Reopen

Channel News Asia

Sing PilotDecember 8, 2020 Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry are jump starting their Nightlife Pilot program! With 3 bars and pubs set to reopen and stay open for 2 months, we are excited to see what will come next. Safe management measures will still be in place, including: no intermingling with other groups, only 5 persons per group and at least 1 meter of distance between customers.

READ MORE3 Bars and Pubs Allowed to Reopen Under COVID-19 Pilot Programme for Nightlife Industry

 

Dubai's Soho Garden Opens Brand-New Hops Garden

  Time Out Dubai

Dub Soho

December 7, 2020 Striving to keep its spot as the leading entertainment destination, Dubai is creating new spaces to enhance your experience. Dubai's racecourse, Meydan, has opened up a Hops Garden! State of the art entertainment includes a large screen, a live stage for performances, craft hopes, etc. You name it!

READ MORESafe Bars: De-Escalation for Hospitality Staff

 

Miami Beach Wrestles with the Beach Entertainment District

 ReMiami Beach

Miami Wrestles

December 5, 2020 Miami hopes to elevate its cultural district with these new suggestions: a long-term pedestrianization, a code enforcement unit, higher police presence and attracting more compliant operators. Mayor Dan Gelber, along with other commissioners, agree that the "anything goes" atmosphere is quite frustrating.

READ MOREMiami Beach Continues to Wrestle with its South Beach Entertainment District

 

Macon-Bibb County Partners with RHI

13 WMAZ

RHI Macon

November 30, 2020 Reimagining what could be post-COVID. That is exactly what Macon, Georgia is doing. Macon Bibb County has partnered with the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) to reimagine their nightlife. After several studies have been conducted within the city, Macon, with the help of RHI, is set to implement structural changes at the start of 2021.

READ MOREMacon-Bibb Leaders Say they'll Crack Down on Alcohol Licenses After Recent Shootings

 

Dining Tents Vs. Indoor Dining

Star Tribune

Tents vs IndoorNovember 24, 2020 Is outdoor dining safer than indoor dining? According to experts, outdoor structures that are poorly ventilated are no different than indoor facilities. Air must be allowed to circulated through the structure in order to be deemed safe. Things you can do to keep patrons safe: clean the structures between groups, air it out for at least 20 minutes, and only allow the structures to be shared by those from the same household.

READ MOREAre Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

 

New York City Hospitality Alliance Proposes 7 New Policies

NYC Alliance 7

November 23, 2020 Financial relief is needed to save nightlife and its economy. Andrew Rigie of the New York City Alliance has proposed seven policies to help keep New York restaurants and nightlife venues afloat such as, converting sales tax into grants, having clearer communication between government policy changes and business owners, free personal protective equipment and covid testing, plus more.  

READ MORETestimony of the New York City Hospitality Alliance Before the Committee on Small Business

 

Restoring Nightclub Ventures

Youtube

Nightclubs

November 18, 2020 Nightclubs were in decline pre-COVID-19! But who is to blame? Interestingly enough, nightclubs themselves! Some argue they became too bland & commercialized? It's 2021! Let's sow the seeds for new movements, new music and a really great party!

READ MOREExplore the Demise of the Nightclub and How Nightlife Could be Revived Post-Pandemic

 

Roblox Presents: The Lil Nas X Concert Experience

 Youtube

Nas XNovember 11, 2020 Sure you've heard of virtual concerts. But check this one out! Lil Nas X & Roblox Columbia Records created its 1st immersive game-based concert, replicating the artist's music video visuals & worlds for a real social experience! 

READ MORERoblox Presents: The Lil Nas X Concert Experience

 

Safe Bars: De-Escalation for Hospitality Staff

  Safe Bars

Safe BarsNovember 11, 2020 Hospitality workers are at the forefront of enforcing COVID regulations, but not every interaction is met with compliance. So how do you handle this? Join Defend Yourself Safe Bars: De-Escalation Workshop & be a part of the conversation! 

READ MORESafe Bars: De-Escalation for Hospitality Staff

 

Nightlife in Moscow to Close After 11 pm as COVID-19 Cases Spike in the Russian Capital - NY Pilot Russia And Former Soviet Union

  New York Pilot 

Moscow curfewNovember 10, 2020 Many leaders worldwide have implemented nightlife curfews in hopes of slowing COVID transmission rates. Moscow, Mos Sobyanin has officially set an 11 pm curfew for all venues until Jan 15th, 2021. All aboard the curfew train!

READ MORENightlife in Moscow to Close After 11 pm as COVID-19 Cases Spike in the Russian Capital - NY Pilot Russia And Former Soviet Union

 

COVID-19 Hasn't Killed the Club - But it's Given Us An Opportunity to Bring Nightlife Back From the Brink 

  CBC

NIghtclub BCNovember 9, 2020 90 percent of nightlife businesses are at risk of closing due to COVID-19! But some say nightclubs were already in trouble. This Co-op author argues that clubs used to be cool & less commercialized. Solution: be intentional about the nightlife you create!

READ MORECOVID-19 Hasn't Killed the Club - But it's Given Us An Opportunity to Bring Nightlife Back From the Brink 

 

Nightlife Pilot's Details Announced Including Wearing Mask on Dance Floor

  AsiaOne

Singapore November 09, 2020 We all love a good pilot! Singapore's government has proposed a nightlife pilot program to kick-start its recovery & reopen nightlife businesses. Local residents & workers with negative COVID tests are welcome. We are excited to see how this goes!

READ MORENightlife Pilot's Details Announced Including Wearing Mask on Dance Floor

 

The Global Nighttime Recovery Plan Innovating for 24 Hour Cities - Chapter 3

 

Vibe  lab Chapter 3November 5, 2020 How do you develop a lively 24-hour city? Check out this recovery plan for answers! Vibe Lab Network released Chapter 3 of its Global Nighttime Recovery Plan - offering tips on how to activate, illuminate, & develop inclusive movement after dark.

READ MOREThe Global Nighttime Recovery Plan Innovating for 24 Hour Cities - Chapter 3

 

If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

  The New York Times

Restaurants in Cities November 3, 2020 Restaurants are critical social spaces! They're a key element in the urban transformation that attracts people downtown. But if you can't go out to eat, why live in the city? Experts suggest the city may not be a viable place anymore.

READ MORE: If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

 

End of Mandatory Masks Outside Flagged as Victoria Records COVID-Free Weekend

  9 News

Victoria reopensNovember 1, 2020 And they're off! With zero transmission in 2 days, Victoria, Australia is taking the lead. Mask mandates have been eased & a $200 dollar discount back to work plan is set to bring back tourism. Way to go Australia! 

READ MOREEnd of Mandatory Masks Outside Flagged as Victoria Records COVID-Free Weekend

 

Propane Heaters are the New Toilet Paper

  Fast Company

Propane Toilet PaperOctober 28, 2020 Are propane heaters the new toilet paper? High in demand, but hard to obtain. New York restaurants are rethinking outdoor dining layouts to keep patrons warm, but will winterization costs be too much? Time to BYOB (bring your own BLANKET)!

READ MOREPropane Heaters are the New Toilet Paper

 

Work From Home Fallout: Productivity Up, Innovation Down

 Forbes

Team InnovationOctober 18, 2020 Is innovation better done in person or virtually? Boston Consulting Group & KRC Research study shows 82% of remote teams saw productivity levels increase, but innovative spirits decline. Frequent convos & personal connections are critical for team innovation.

READ MOREWork From Home Fallout: Productivity Up, Innovation Down

 

Seoul Nightlife Revives After Easing of Social Distancing

 Daily Motion

Seoul reopens October 16, 2020 Music & bright lights fill streets as Seoul bars & clubs reopen for the 1st time in 2 months. Even w/ the easing of physical distancing regulations, temperature checks, masks & check-in QR codes are the only way you're getting around.

READ MORESeoul Nightlife Revives After Easing of Social Distancing

 

'It's Turned A Negative Into A Positive': How Parklets Have Changed the

 The Face of SF For the Better

  SF GATE

Page Bar in SfOctober 14, 2020 If you can't bring the patron to the bar, bring the bar to the patron! San Francisco restaurants are showcasing their creativity with full-blown indoor experiences, OUTSIDE! Check out these cool design ideas made for the cooler weather.

READ MORE'It's Turned A Negative Into A Positive': How Parklets Have Changed the Face of SF For the Better

 

Bar Co-Owned by Guy Trying to 'Set Gold Standard' For Safe Reopening Fined

  Washington City Paper

Casta Rum B arOctober 14, 2020 Imagine this: you're a bar owner & curfew says no drinks after 12 AM. 5 patrons are still finishing their last drink & it's 12:15. Do you 1) rush them or 2) let them finish? Casta Rum Bar owner is fined with an infraction of $1000 for patrons after hours. Any thoughts?

READ MOREBar Co-Owned by Guy Trying to 'Set Gold Standard' For Safe Reopening Fined

 

How the Pandemic Put a Lid on New Orlean's Outdoor Drinking Culture

  EATER NEW ORLEANS 

New Orleans October 14, 2020 If New Orleans were a person, they'd be the life of the party! Known for its culture & flavor, this city is a top destination for most. See how COVID has slowed the festivities & how phase 3 is underway. 2021 Mardi Gras celebration is coming soon!

READ MOREHow the Pandemic Put a Lid on New Orlean's Outdoor Drinking Culture

 

This Map Tells You If You Live in a '15 Minute City'

  FAST COMPANY 

15 min CIty MapOctober 14, 2020 Do you live in a 15-min city? Pitched by cities worldwide & the Mayor of Paris, this concept aims to improve sustainability & health by highlighting location & proximity.

READ MOREThis Map Tells You If You Live in a '15 Minute City'

 

Could a New 'New Deal' Put Artists to Work Shaping the City?

  CITYLIMITS

Art deal October 13, 2020 How many arts & creative sector jobs have been lost in NY? If your answer is > 208,000, you are correct. That's $8.5 billion in monthly earnings! There's a need for gov-funded art project opportunities - as was the case 85 years ago

READ MORECould a New 'New Deal' Put Artists to Work Shaping the City?

 

Top Chefs Campaign for Official Minister for Hospitality to be Introduced

  SQUAREMEAL 

Minister of Hospitality October 12, 2020 Could the UK be welcoming a minister for hospitality? Top chefs say a minister is essential, the voice of the hospitality industry in parliament.100,000 must sign before the role can be considered. Link to petition: http://bit.ly/ppmoh

READ MORETop Chefs Campaign for Official Minister for Hospitality to be Introduced

 

Grandmas Keep Beloved Staten Island Restaurant Going, One Jar of Sauce at a Time

  The City

October 12, 2020 Who doesn't love grandmas cooking? Staten Island Enotecamaria is home to Nonnas of the world, a rotating posse of grandmas w/ roots from all around! COVID-19 took over the city, but these nonnas are back part-time, creating homestyle sauces.

READ MOREGrandmas Keep Beloved Staten Island Restaurant Going, One Jar of Sauce at a Time

 

The British Hotels Turning the 10 PM Curfew on its Head, From Cocktail Carts to Doughnut Deliveries

  The Telegraph 

Hotel Lights Out October 12, 2020 Creative incentives make the current 'lights out' order more bearable. Whether it’s the cocktail carts, warm Nutella bombolinis, or the reinvented in-room pantry, check out how these hotels are holding up through the 10 PM curfew.

READ MOREThe British Hotels Turning the 10 PM Curfew on its Head, From Cocktail Carts to Doughnut Deliveries

 

Last Call For Racism Takes Aim at Lavelle and Toronto's Nightlife Industry

  blogTO

Last Call for Racism October 11, 2020 This is the LastCall4Racism in Toronto! A group of people are taking a stance to stop racism in nightlife & restaurants. Founder of the movement, Rosa Jason, says the 1st step in defining a desired future state is accountability.

READ MORELast Call For Racism Takes Aim at Lavelle and Toronto's Nightlife Industry

 

Luxury Thai Hotels Opening in Pandemic Bet on 5-Star Quarantine

  Bloomberg

Thai Luxury October 9, 2020 Quarantine in a 5-star hotel? Yes, please! Thailand is focusing on boosting its economy by resetting the tourism industry. Luxury hotels are set to open its doors to new visa long-staying visitors, high spenders & medical travelers.

READ MORELuxury Thai Hotels Opening in Pandemic Bet on 5-Star Quarantine

 

Confirmed: Dublin's Christmas Lights Will Go Up This Year

   FM104 News

DubTown LightsOctober 9, 2020 Wow! Is it nearing the end of the year already? The holidays are near & Dublin is ready to light up the town. Well, 26 cities to be exact! Start your Christmas shopping early to avoid the December rush!

READ MOREConfirmed: Dublin's Christmas Lights Will Go Up This Year

 

The Patio at Dead Bird is Heating Up Thanks to Enhancements like "Snow Globes"

  OnMilwaukee  

Snow Globe Heater October 8, 2020 Who knew snow globes could be this warm? Wisconsin, Dead Bird Brewing embraces the swift cool weather w/ these umbrella-style snow globe heaters on their physically distanced patio. Feel warm & cozy as temps drop below 55 degrees!

READ MOREThe Patio at Dead Bird is Heating Up Thanks to Enhancements like "Snow Globes"

 

Sandmount Cycle Lane to go Ahead Despite Opposition

  RTE 

Cycle Lane October 7, 2020 How has mobility changed in your city amid the pandemic? Dublin City Council initiated a 2-way cycle track as part of a 6 month COVID-19 mobility pilot, reducing car traffic to one lane. Will this bring traffic to residential areas?

READ MORESandmount Cycle Lane to go Ahead Despite Opposition

 

'Cities as Friendly to Strangers as Towns and Villages'

  BCC

Dropped itemOctober 7, 2020 The pattern of sociability is not geographic, but rather based on the wealth of an area! UCL psychologists carried out experiments in 37 locations in England, Scotland & Wales. The result: Locals are just as sociable to strangers!

READ MORE'Cities as Friendly to Strangers as Towns and Villages'

 

Bringing Back Nightlife in Miami

   NBC Miami

Miami MyntOctober 7, 2020 Does it cost biz more to reopen during the midst of a pandemic w/ a Curfew? South Beach Mynt Nightclub owner says, "Anything is better than nothing but curfews do come at a price!" Thoughts? Are curfews an effective strategy in nightlife?

READ MOREBringing Back Nightlife in Miami

 

New York's DJs on the Chaotic Future of Clubbing

  VICE 

NYC DJS October 7, 2020 Doors are closed, nightlife is on pause, but what does that mean for young DJs? Whether defining their style, breaking down stereotypes, or sharing resources - these DJs are finding ways to channel their energy.

READ MORENew York's DJs on the Chaotic Future of Clubbing

 

Two Months After Explosion, Beirut Nightlife Scene Struggles to Return

  France 24 

Beirut ExplosionOctober 7, 2020 Around 2,100 bars & restaurants were affected by the Beirut explosion 2 months ago.Today, 10 out of 60 bars have reopened in Mar Mikhael Beirut - one of the liveliest neighborhoods. We are hopeful that this is just the beginning

READ MORETwo Months After Explosion, Beirut Nightlife Scene Struggles to Return

 

 'Circuit Breaker' Lockdown Will Destroy Pub and Restaurant Jobs

  Daily Record  

Scotland October 6, 2020 Responsible Hospitality biz are part of the solution! Scotland Hospitality Sector leaders beg to not be hit w/ Circuit Breaker shut down. It will only drive socializing underground w/ no PPE or physical distancing & pubs to the ground!

READ MORENicola Sturgeon Warned 'Circuit Breaker' Lockdown Will Destroy Pub and Restaurant Jobs

 

Main Street Design Challenge Playbook 

   Bring Back Main Street  

Main Street October 6, 2020 Need some inspiration on how to revitalize your city? CANURB & RAIC_IRAC may have a solution for you! Choose from 47 design solutions that showcase creativity & practical interventions in the Main Street Design Playbook! 

READ MOREMain Street Design Challenge Playbook 

 

Americans Are Drinking 14% More Often During Pandemic, Study Finds

   NPR

quarantine binge drinking October 5, 2020 Whether it's a quarantini or Zoom happy hours, Americans seem to be drinking more. JAMA network open study shows adults ages 30-80 are drinking 14% more than other yrs. Could these self-reported results be untrue to fit societal expectations?

READ MOREAmericans Are Drinking 14% More Often During Pandemic, Study Finds

 

Farmington Council to Consider Social Districts

  Farmington Voice

Farmington Social districts October 4, 2020 Have you considered a social district in your city? Farmington Michigan City Council is thinking about implementing social districts outside of bars & restaurants where patrons can grab a few drinks..

READ MOREFarmington Council to Consider Social Districts

 

Top 5 Markets That Were Missing Out on Nightlife Prior to COVID-19

Alicia Scholer October 4, 2020 Have you considered a social district in your city? Farmington Michigan City Council is thinking about implementing social districts outside of bars & restaurants where patrons can grab a few drinks..

READ MORETop 5 Markets That Were Missing Out on Nightlife Prior to COVID-19

 

RHI’s Sociable City News – September 2020

  YOUTUBE 

SCNOctober 4, 2020 Did you miss out on these TOP September News stories? Need a quick recap? Check out Sociable City News - a snapshot of what's going on in nightlife news around the world w/ Liliana Live!

READ MORERHI’s Sociable City News – September 2020

 

New York Government Urge Senate to Pass the 'Save Our Stages' Act 

   Variety  

NYC SOSOctober 2, 2020 Live venues are the heart & soul of New York, but can they weather the storm much longer w/out federal aid? In hopes of preserving & protecting biz, jobs & NY's culture, Ariel Palitz & Justin Brannan urge the senate to pass Save Our Stages Act! 

READ MORENew York Government Urge Senate to Pass the 'Save Our Stages' Act 

 

Responsible Hospitality Network of Leading Hotel Companies Relaunches as the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

  Hospitality Net

Hospitality NetOctober 1, 2020 Sustainable Hospitality Alliance & Green Hotelier have launched a renewed vision of Responsible Hospitality for a better world. United Nations Sustainable Development goals say now is the time for nations, businesses, & people to take global action to address social & environmental issues.

READ MORE: Responsible Hospitality Network of Leading Hotel Companies Relaunches as the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

 

Seattle Waves Farewell to its Night Mayor

  The Stranger 

ScottOctober 1, 2020 Traveling can help disrupt anxiety & racing thoughts. But in these times how do we escape when we are expected to stay in? A joyful escape could be closer than you think. Small excursions can be as lavish as traveling abroad. 

READ MOREJenny Durkan Killed the Night Mayor

 

How Will COVID Impact this Year's Ski Season? More Face Masks and Less Après Ski

  The Wall Street Journal 

Ski SeasonOctober 1, 2020 How might winter sports be affected this year? The winter season is nearing - wearing masks, gloves & googles is a norm. So skiing might seem like an ideal activity this season, right? Not right, this sport may include risky behavior.

READ MOREHow Will COVID Impact this Year's Ski Season? More Face Masks and Less Après Ski

 

Is Livestreaming Taking the Place of Live Music Venues?

   Hype Bot

Streaming TechOctober 1, 2020 Music livestreaming has become a social norm amid the pandemic, but is it here to stay? This co-op author says live music venues are closing permanently and big tech companies intend to keep it that way. What do you make of this theory?

READ MOREIs Livestreaming Silicon Valley's Way of Killing Live Music Venues? [OP-ED]

 

The Riskiest Activities to Engage in Amid the Pandemic

 

Risk Activity ChartOctober 1, 2020 How risky is it to get takeout? How about going to a casino? An airplane? Check out this chart that gives you a break down on the riskiest activities to engage in, according to over 500 epidemiologists and health professionals.

READ MORECoronavirus Riskiest Activities

 

New York's Economy Depends Heavily on its Restaurant Industry

  Gov Delivery

NYCOctober 1st, 2020 New York's restaurant industry is vital to its economy! A recent report found that taxable sales fell 71% and jobs dropped from 317,800 to 91,000. Within 16 different neighborhoods, it was noted that 70-90% of restaurants workers are immigrants. Closures are likely to impact immigrants disproportionately. New policies are needed to save businesses and New York's economy. 

READ MOREDinapoli: Restaurant Industry Critical to New York City's Economy

 

Cancun: A Top Destination in Today's COVID Era

Travel Off Path

Cancun Dest

September 27, 2020 Can you guess which city is a top destination in today's COVID-19 world? If you guessed, Cancun, you hit the nail on the head -- seeing more than 200 flights per day! Will more flock to the tropical destination as temperatures continues to drop?

READ MORECancun has Become One of the Top Destinations in the World During the Pandemic

 

SF'S Amplified Sound as Part of City's Reopening 

   SF. GOV  

SF JAMSeptember 25, 2020 Anyone in the mood to JAM? I know SF is! London Breed launched a temp permit program to just add music to enhance shared spaces & other outdoor locations. Looking to apply? Look no further, here's the link: sf.gov/jam.

READ MOREMayor London Breed Announces Program for Outdoor Entertainment and Amplified Sound as Part of City's Reopening

 

Cares For Music: Cares Relief Initiative

Sound Diplomacy 

Cares For Music

September 23, 2020 19.3% of the Cares Relief has been allocated, but in some states less than 1% is being used! Sound Diplomacy and Gener8tor have launched Cares For Music initiative to help mobilize and provide financial relief to musicians, music venues, theatres, and music businesses. Available at: www.caresformusic.com

READ MORECares For Music 

 

What Will Socializing Look Like During the Winter Season?

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Winter Fall

September 23, 2020 As temperatures begin to drop, it becomes less likely that anyone will be outside for too long. But what does that mean in the world of COVID-19? Will the public fall back into its old social habits? See what the experts had to say.

READ MOREWhat Socializing Will Be Like This Fall and Winter During COVID-19

 

People With Disabilities Encounter Barriers as Restaurants Take Over Sidewalks

  The Washington Post

Disabled accessibility September 23, 2020 Do you know what the minimum sidewalk width is according to the Americans With Disabilities Act? 36 inches for wheelchair access. Many restaurants spill into the sidewalks for open air dining, but this often creates barriers for people with disabilities.

READ MORE: As Restaurants Take Over Sidewalks to Provide Pandemic-Safe Dining, People With Disabilities Encounter Barriers

 

Curfews Affect Bars and Restaurants

  YouTube

Curfew September 23, 2020 A big part of Newcastle's economy is built on its hospitality industry - bars, restaurants, nightlife. Take that out of the equation and now you are down 30-50% on turnover. A proper long term, rather than reactive strategy is needed to keep businesses open.

READ MORETime Please: How Does a 10PM Curfew Affect Bars and Restaurants? 

 

Balancing Public Health and Alcohol Regulation

Healthy Alcohol Market

All Bars

September 21, 2020 Bars are struggling to keep a positive image amid the pandemic! In reality, few bars violate regulations, but the umbrella term "all bars" keeps many bars closed and as a result, causing major hardships. Should all bars be seen in a negative light?

READ MOREThe Balance of Public Health and Alcohol Regulation

 

Washington DC Streatery Winter Ready Grant

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DC HopeSeptember 21, 2020 Winter is coming and Washington DC is ready to take it on! At the IsComing & #WashDC is ready to take it on! At the RAMW Rammys, John J. Falcicchio and Shawn Townsend of the Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture announced Mayor Muriel Bowser's Streatery Winter Ready Grant Program, a four million dollar investment to help local businesses with winterization costs.

READ MOREDC to Award $6000 Grants to DC Restaurants/Bars to Winterize Outdoor Spaces - Application Open September 21st

 

Washington Mayor Supports Grant Program

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DC 100 Grant

September 21, 2020 Up to $100 million in CARES Act funds for grants! Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed the Business Support Grants Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 to assist businesses affected by COVID-19 and those restrictions to slow the spread. See whether your business is eligible!

READ MORE$100 Million Business Support Grant Program Approved by Mayor Bowser

 

Is the Hospitality Industry Responsible for Transmission Spikes?

Big Hospitality

UK Damage

September 21, 2020 Is the hospitality industry to blame for a majority of transmissions? The United Kingdom hospitality leaders are rejecting such a claim! Data shows: 729 new incidents in week 37, but only 34 linked to a restaurant setting. Many claim there is NO EVIDENCE.

READ MORENo Evidence' Hospitality Responsible For Transmission Spike

 

Suggestions To Keep Singapore's Nightlife Alive

  Channel News Asia

Baby steps September 19, 2020 Singapore Nightlife Business Association (SNBA) poll shows less than 10% of nightlife venues are likely to survive the end of October if closures persist. Concern for the impact this may have on the nightlife industry, the SNBA suggested 1) quicker clearance for applications and licenses in venue use. 2) The extension of drinking hours until 12 AM.

READ MORECommentary: We Will Miss Singapore's Nightlife Scene Sorely if it Dies

 

Uncurb Our Enthusiasm: How the City Can Better Help Restaurants and Keep New Yorkers Moving

  Gotham Gazette

Ny Bikes September 16, 2020 Did you know restaurants prosper in areas that prioritize walking, biking & mass transit? NY Open Streets & Open Restaurants programs saw up to 49% increase in sales w/ the installation of Citi Bike docks, reimagine your street & curb spaces!

READ MOREUncurb Our Enthusiasm: How the City Can Better Help Restaurants and Keep New Yorkers Moving

 

Small Excursions Have the Same Benefits as Abroad Travel

  Los Angeles Times

Travel Psych September 16, 2020 Traveling can help disrupt anxiety & racing thoughts. But in these times how do we escape when we are expected to stay in? A joyful escape could be closer than you think. Small excursions can be as lavish as traveling abroad. Read more here.

READ MOREVacation Anticipation is a Real Thing. It Helps Your Brain. And Now it's Gone. 

 

Sydney to Become the Next 24-Hour City

Business Insider Australia

Syd 24

September 15, 2020 Could Sydney become the next "city that never sleeps"? The New South Wales government initiated a 24 Hour Sydney to boost its nighttime economy. So what does it take to make a 24 hour city -- planning, diversification, culture, mobility, & a new narrative. 

READ MOREThe NSW Government Plans to Make Sydney a '24-Hour City' With These 5 Steps

 

Los Angeles' Iconic Comedy Clubs During COVID-19 Era

Thrillist

LA Comedy

September 10, 2020 We love a good laugh, but this global health situation is no laughing matter! Comedy clubs are closed and comics rely heavily on online platforms to receive financial support. Want to help contribute? Attend online shows and buy tickets, follow comics' social media platforms, and donate to gofundme accounts.

READ MOREWill LA's Iconic Comedy Clubs Survive COVID-19?

 

Chicago's Tamale Man

ABC 7 Chicago

Tamale Guy

September 9, 2020 Whether you know him as the 'Tamale Guy' or as Claudio Velez, Chicago's love for tamales is no joke! From a red cooler to a restaurant, customers' created a go fund me account to help fund Velez's new venue and his COVID-19 recovery. Talk about community!

READ MORETamale Guy Chicago Reopens in Ukrainian Village After Owner Claudio Velez Hospitalized with COVID-19

 

Dallas' Most Iconic Drag Venue During the Pandemic

Thrillist

Thrill Drag

September 9, 2020 Have you ever put yourself in another person's heels? Pivoting from the stage to a digital drag show is like a life raft for many drag queens. Converting their living rooms into makeshift stages is a reality for many out of work.

READ MOREHow Dallas' Most Iconic Drag Venue is Surviving the Pandemic

 

Opinion: Bar Curfews Should Be Extended

Knox News

Night Curfew

September 9, 2020 No one ever, "I love curfews." In today's world, bars and pubs are mandating curfews. Katherine Whitehead of Knox News makes the point that curfews will result in closures of bars and the government should find new ways to enforce regulation.

READ MORENightlife: Bar Curfews Should Be Extended From 10 p.m. to Midnight | Katherine Whitehead

 

Attracting People to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Quarterly

Pitts Attract

September 9, 2020 When I mention Vegas, it's likely you think of gambling. #Hollywood? Movies. With this in mind, how do you make a city distinctive? For starters, consider the six M's: maintenance, management, marketing, memories, moments, & magic.

READ MOREHow Do We Attract People to Pittsburgh?

 

UK Prime Minister Mandates Contact Tracing Throughout Bars and Pubs

Morning Advertiser

UK Contact Trace

September 9, 2020 No name, no number, no service! The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, initiates contact tracing requirements across all pubs and bars to build consumer confidence. Those who don't follow the rules will be fined. 

READ MOREContract Tracing to be Mandatory for Pubs

 

Uber Pledges Zero Emissions Platform Across 10,000 Cities by 2040

Smart Cities Dive

Uber Zero

September 8, 2020 What's green and has wheels? Uber has its eyes set on a 'Green Global Recovery' initiative, pledging to be zero emission across 10,000 cities & six continents by the year 2040. CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, details four key strategies that will help achieve this goal.

READ MOREUber Pledges Zero Emissions Platform by 2040

 
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