PUEBLO — After months of only being allowed to do takeout and delivery due to COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday brought some sense of normalcy back to businesses at Pueblo's Historic Riverwalk.
Restaurants in this area are welcoming back customers for dine-in eating.
Not every restaurant on the Riverwalk is open just yet. Some say they're still getting ready and will be opening their doors on Thursday or Friday.
One place that was open on Wednesday for dine-in service both inside and outside was 1129 Spirits & Eatery. The restaurant said it had welcomed about 50-60 people by the afternoon. The reopening - something workers and customers have been waiting for.
Karen & Eddie Mascarenas were two of the customers at 1129 on Wednesday. Eddie said, "For me, it's great." Karen said, "I had to take a selfie...we shared a slopper. It was fantastic."
Server Jane Oliver said, "It means a lot to me. I think that's the whole purpose of a restaurant is to be able to interact with each other. We had a couple here celebrating their anniversary today."
Oliver is asking for people to be patient as servers cannot go from table to table. After every customer interaction they have to go inside, clean their hands, and change their gloves. Another thing to be aware of - tables are spread out both inside and outside and only one menu is allowed per two people which is thrown away after each use.