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Fisherman's Crab Deck on Kent Island works through new rules and protocols

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 17:56:46-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — Many people finally got what they wanted, the ability to go out to a restaurant.

New rules, new protocols and social distancing are all apart of the equation now.

WMAR-2 News's Don Harrison was on the shore to see how one restaurant did for their first weekend serving customers in months.

Andy Schulz is one of the owners at Fisherman's Crab Deck on Kent Island. He's talking about a 19 year run that had more steam in it than a tasty crab on one of his tables, but since March they have been shut down and they got the word late last week they can be open in two days.

"If you have alcohol service that needs to be ordered, Pepsi needs to be ordered all these things need to be ordered ahead," he said.

Although Schulz is grateful to be open, ordering food and drink at the same time every other restaurant is doing it is a challenge. After all the hurdles, he said things went great this weekend.

"We were able to put people in the pavilion, we spread everybody 6 or 8 or 10 feet. Whatever the minimum was, we were more than that and it worked out well because we have a big footprint here."

The staff was in compliance, the customers were sitting far apart and for the most part, people followed the new rules.

"We took our normal seating and stretched it out, elongated everything. We didn't lose much seating, we just maximized our space," he explained.