North End Restaurant Owner Faces Heat And Virus Barriers

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – When the pandemic hit, many restaurant owners experienced a devastating blow to their businesses. Now some are facing a new challenge to keep customers coming back.

Pico Irano has been running Piccolo Nino, located in Boston’s North End, for 28 years.

While struggling to recover from the lack of business over the past year, the heat wave has made it even more difficult for Irano to bounce back.

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This time of year is typically peak tourist season and would normally drive up restaurant sales. Although the extreme weather matched with the surge of the Delta Variant has made Irano worry about the future of his business again.

“If we have another lockdown, where are we going to be,” Irano said. “I don’t think I would be in business.”

WBZ’s Mike Macklin has more details with the restaurant owner:

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