PACIFICA (KPIX 5) — Nearly each desk within the beer backyard at Pacifica Brewery was full Friday evening.
The proprietor hopes that come Saturday, when the town closes its seashores and parking heaps for Labor Day Weekend to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19, prospects will nonetheless come.
The brewery opened simply 4 months earlier than the pandemic started.
“For those who are attempting to get away from the smoke, and attempting to get away from their areas, it’s not very welcoming for Pacifica to continually say – that is the third time – we’re closing our seashore to everybody,” mentioned Proprietor Helen Nasser Elddin.
Close by Half Moon Bay is keeping its beaches open this holiday weekend. It determined it didn’t have the manpower to implement the closures. Prior to now, individuals ignored them, and strolled onto the seashores anyway.
“So we’re type of simply sitting right here going Half Moon Bay is pondering on the enterprise facet of it, this isn’t good for our native companies, they’ve been affected so unhealthy, we’re not going to shut the seashore,” she added. “I’m attempting to grasp why Pacifica doesn’t suppose the identical manner.”
KPIX 5 met some locals who took benefit of Pacifica State Seashore forward of the shutdown.
“Since I had college as we speak and I completed all my homework fairly early, so we simply wished to go do one thing earlier than it closed tomorrow,” mentioned 13-year-old Clark Ryall of Pacifica.
Friday’s night site visitors was average, and there was loads of house on the sand.
“I perceive as a result of you may’t assure that persons are going to be secure, and sit distanced and put on masks,” mentioned Janell Jones of Pacifica. “Though as a result of Half Moon Bay is open and Pacifica will not be, there’s nonetheless going to be great site visitors by means of our city.”
San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is urging individuals to keep away from the county’s seashores this weekend.
“Once they flout these guidelines, it retains us in purple tiers. It closes our financial system. So their selfishness, not solely kills individuals, however their selfishness kills our financial system,” Canepa mentioned.