CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago’s new indoor dining plan starts Thursday.
Restaurants hoping for looser indoor dining restrictions just in time for Valentine’s Day are being let down by the fine print.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
Bars and restaurants are now allowed to hold up to 50 people per room, as long as the capacity still remains at 25%.
This could mean big business for larger restaurants with more room, but smaller restaurants say they won’t see much of a difference.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
The Chicago Restaurant Coalition was pushing to increase capacity to 50% in time for Valentine’s Day.Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
Once Chicago reaches a “moderate-risk” level, indoor capacity will increase to 40%.