Catering shops – Embroidery 2 U Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:40:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catering shops – Embroidery 2 U 32 32 Beautiful bungalow minutes from the shops of St Marychurch Sat, 15 Jan 2022 13:30:00 +0000

1:30 p.m. January 15, 2022

Property of the week is this two bedroom detached bungalow in the popular St Marychurch area of ​​Torquay.

The property at Blake Close is unique and beautifully presented – and is located in a small cul de sac.

This unique house is located close to good schools, shops and the nearest bus stop just five minutes away.

The bungalow at Blake Close, St Marychurch
– Credit: Ridgewater Sales and Lettings

The bungalow is perfect for a lock-up and go, a first home or even a vacation home.

It is very well presented both inside and out with a modern bathroom and kitchen plus a useful utility room extension to the side.

The modern kitchen

The modern kitchen
– Credit: Ridgewater Sales and Lettings

There is gas central heating and double glazing.

There is parking to the front for two cars and the owners have created low maintenance gardens with a raised private seating area to the rear which offers views of the surroundings.

The modern bathroom of the Blake Close bungalow

The modern bathroom of the Blake Close bungalow
– Credit: Ridgewater Sales and Lettings

St Marychurch offers a range of facilities and amenities including churches, Fore Street pedestrian shopping area, Petitor open spaces providing access to coastal walks and beaches.

Bus services run from St. Marychurch to Torquay town centre. Along with its neighboring districts of Babbacombe and Plainmoor, the area offers catering schools from kindergarten to secondary school.

The property is well presented

The property is well presented
– Credit: Ridgewater Sales and Lettings

The Blake Close bungalow is on the market with an asking price of £265,000. For more details or to book a viewing, call Ridgewater Sales and Lettings sales agents on 01803 525100.

Coronavirus is making inland workers sick, temporarily closing restaurants and shops – Press Enterprise Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:22:36 +0000

The wave of omicron sweeping the country is worsening widespread staff shortages at restaurants, cafes, hotels and wineries across the Inland Empire as waves of employees call in sick.

Absences, due to coronavirus infections as well as seasonal flu and colds, lead to closures, shortened hours and reduced services.

Benita Bratton, owner of Gram’s BBQ Restaurant and Catering in downtown Riverside, closed her dining room on Wednesday, Jan. 12, after a waitress and dishwasher – from her staff of 12 – fell ill.

“We’ve had a lot of people with the omicron,” Bratton said. “Right now it’s so prevalent that I want to protect my staff and my business.”

Bratton worries that if she were to continue to offer indoor dining, as people take off masks to eat, several other employees could get sick and force her to shut down completely.

“We’re hanging on by just a little thread,” she said.

She plans to offer outdoor dining only “until things get better”.

There have been other closures. For example, the interior of a Starbucks coffee shop in Ontario was seen closed on Thursday, January 13, when the drive-thru lane was open.

On Sunday, January 9, a Pomona Starbucks known for its busy drive-thru was completely closed – as was the dining room. A sign announced new limited hours.

“When a store experiences a temporary staff shortage, we respond by reducing hours” to prevent employee overwork, Starbucks spokeswoman Abby Wadeson wrote in an email Friday, Jan. 14.

Those decisions are made locally, Wadeson said.

Inland Empire economist John Husing said soaring worker absences were exacerbating a staff shortage that employers had been grappling with for much of the pandemic.

It’s impossible to miss the “help wanted” signs, which Husing says are “absolutely everywhere”.

“I don’t remember a period in my 50-plus years of tracking this stuff like that,” he said.

Restaurants, small retail stores and hotels are all struggling to fill positions, Husing said. The same goes for warehouses and trucking companies.

“Every truck, on the back of it, has a ‘Help Wanted’ sign,” he said.