Jackson Co. restaurants taking advantage of indoor dining while they can

MEDFORD, Ore. —Medford’s Buttercloud Bakery says it’s been a fascinating week. They’re ecstatic to open indoor dining, and hope it’s something it can continue long into the future.

“It’s been quite the roller coaster ride we had about 3 days to change course,” says Co-owner, Ellen Holub.

Buttercloud Bakery has had a whirlwind of a week.  It reopened for indoor dining on Friday, the first day it was able to. Holub and her staff have been working hard, to get everything together in time.

“Creating a brand new schedule, trying to bring back people who were on unemployment, order more food, get ready to open, and recreate all of our systems again,” says Holub.

Holub was concerned all of this work might be for nothing if the county continued to see an increase in cases. She doesn’t think it would have been worth it if they were forced to shut down indoor dining again.

“The yo-yo thing is going to absolutely destroy businesses,” says Holub.

But, now a glimmer of hope came for Holub and many other business owners. She is ecstatic to hear that the state is considering a two-week extension, giving some counties some leeway, with the state’s risk levels. The last week has brought back whole new energy to her downtown Medford business.

“Just coming in and having the voices and the music and the buzz and everyone has their own space, it just feels really good for us to be able to create that environment again,” says Holub.

Holub hopes the case counts stay low, so no restaurants and other businesses have to shut down, after what’s been a rough 12 months.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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