Avery business forced to close two days a week

AVERY COUNTY, N.C. — Businesses across the state are having a hard time finding employees as industries begin to show signs of recovery from the pandemic.

What You Need To Know

  • Businesses are having staffing issues due to the pandemic
  • A restaurant in Avery County has been forced to close two days a week because they cannot find employees
  • The owner says she has worked hard to find employees as this is the time of the year that it is most important to be open

For some parts of the Tar Heel State, we’re entering the busiest time of the year for tourism. One restaurant in the North Carolina mountains, the Tartan Restaurant, has been open seven days a weeks since the 1980s, but it’s been forced to close two days a week for the first time ever.

Owner Sharon Peters has always worked in the hospitality business. She went from beauty shops to restaurants. Her dad had an idea in the 1980s for her and her sister to run their own restaurant.

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