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Restaurants resorting to curbside meals for Thanksgiving Day

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DULUTH, MN-- This time of year is normally one of the busiest for the Pickwick Pub and Restaurant.

"Thanksgiving is usually wall to wall people from the beginning of our service to the end when we serve our last turkey dinner," said Amy Wright, co-owner of Pickwick.

But, COVID-19 put a dent in that tradition for the 107-year-old restaurant.

Wright said things will be pretty quiet on Thanksgiving Day, but the staff found a way to bring the holidays home.

She said, "We decided to do some family-style pick up for turkey thinking that would supplement the much lower numbers that we were going to be getting."

Pickwick sold out on orders and will be serving 500 people on Thanksgiving, cooking up turkey and all the fixings.

After Thursday, Pickwick owners will be closing their doors to in-person dining and curbside pickup as it's too much of a financial risk to keep doors open and have nobody walkthrough.

"We attempted last time to do to-go orders and curbside and that didn't really work for us, in fact, it didn't work at all," said Wright.

As much as it hurts having to close the doors, Wright believes keeping employees and customers safe is the main priority.

Blackwoods Bar and Grill are doing curbside Thanksgiving Day meals, for more information on how to order, click here.

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Emma Quinn

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