Yakima-area businesses prepare for full opening this week | Local

When Angie Devora closed Meraki Creations the first time in late March of last year, she had been in business for fewer than two months.

The restaurant’s closure would be the first of many in the last 16 months. The restaurant’s indoor dining area has been closed since the pandemic started because it was too small to operate profitably at 25% or 50% capacity, which is what was allowed when the Yakima County was under various stages of partial reopening.

“There’s just no way we could do it without compromising staff and community safety,” she said.

That will change when the entire restaurant — including its indoor dining area — reopens at 9 a.m. on July 7.

For the first time in more than a year, most businesses will be fully open — with no capacity restrictions — on Wednesday, or earlier if the state reaches the 70% vaccination initiation target.

Devora had planned to open on June 30 as well but had to push…

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