Norfolk business owners prepare for changes after restrictions eased

 Norfolk business owners prepare for changes after restrictions eased

Many business owners in the Mermaid City have waited for this moment: coronavirus restrictions being lifted on May 28.

NORFOLK, Va. — At the strike of midnight Saturday, Virginia’s universal mask mandate will end, and all coronavirus restrictions will end in two weeks, said Gov. Ralph Northam Friday. 

The restriction rollbacks will arrive just in time for Memorial Day and is a welcomed announcement for many business owners across the Commonwealth and in Hampton Roads. 

“Obviously, I think it’s great news,” said Rick Mariani, owner of Maker’s Craft Brewery in Norfolk. 

Mariani has waited for this moment. 

He and his…

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