Restaurants are thankful for the holiday traffic

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Drew Hill
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Restaurants are thankful for the holiday traffic after months of struggling to make ends meet. Today, many reservations were booked for Thanksgiving.

This is the day restaurants have been waiting for. Jesse Housman is the owner of Bistro 821. “We’re sold out.”

Housman says this Thanksgiving day is just what they needed. “It’s been a really rough year, and everybody needs to make money body sees the future as being certain so they want to make the money when it’s there to be made,” he said.

Over at Bistro 821, they whipped up traditional Thanksgiving dinners. Customers enjoyed the food and beautiful weather with their families.

Gordon Stojkoski lives in Naples. “In these trying times, it’s very important that people can go out and sit down and have a nice dinner and drinks, especially on Thanksgiving,” said Stojkoski.

Many went out for dinner in order to make the best of this situation this year created. “Where we are today, we can’t be with our family, so we figured it is less depressing to go out to eat than to sit at home by ourselves.”

Thanksgiving proved to be a turning point for restaurants near Fifth Avenue in Naples. “It’s a great day for us,” said Housman.

“Thankful for everything that we have nice dinner nice food nice friends we are very happy to be here on Fifth Avenue,” said Stojkoski.

Restaurants believe this has been the best week of the season so far. While season started slow, they hope it continues to trend upward.

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