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Even before sit-down dining was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Olive and Grape was taking extra precautions to keep its customers safe. For instance, tables were cleared of condiment settings and menus were sanitized between orders.
Now, owner Paola Kossack and her husband Chris have extended those extra precautions into their takeout-only operations. They do all the order taking and food preparation themselves donned in protective masks and gloves, and everything from pens to credit cards are sanitized between touches.
To facilitate good social distancing, Paola can even take credit card information over the phone, no signature required. She also keeps her distance during pickup. Whether it’s you or a delivery driver pulling into the parking lot behind her restaurant, Paola brings the order to the car, opens a door or hatch, drops the order in and you’re on your way.
Paola says she really appreciates her customer support and believes it will see The Olive and Grape through the outbreak. She also hopes the neighborhood will show the same kind of support to other local businesses to help them get through these difficult times, too.
Don’t forget to check the PhinneyWood Business Community Connections page, your go-to resource to view how to best support and patronize your favorite local businesses.