Shuttered stores. Stalled revitalization. Business as we’ve never known it.
These were all concerns expressed in our recent reporting of the reopening of the economy as the North Fork recovers from the economic shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our podcast series, The Reopen, began with interviews from economic experts on what the future might hold for the region. In later weeks, we tracked how the reopening, which is nearing Phase 4 next week, would occur, the impacts on downtown Riverhead and how flight from New York City fueled the housing market.
In our final regular episode of the five-part, 90-minute series, the reporters who worked on the series discuss what they’re seeing with restaurants and other industries as Phase 3 brought back indoor dining and more personal care services this week and outdoor dining continues to expand.
If you haven’t listened to the series or read any of the articles, you can get caught up below: