Brooklyn man builds restaurant despite coronavirus pandemic
A Brooklyn man is not letting the pandemic stop him from opening his restaurant.
Renovations are underway at what will soon be Leland Eating and Drinking House in Prospect Heights.
Randi Lee says it is a lifelong dream but has been a challenge because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He says shortly after signing his lease in February, his construction crew had to leave, so he decided to get to work renovating with his fiancée.
Over the past several months, Lee says he has been pouring his heart into revamping the interior of the restaurant.
The next step is to renovate the outside of the building. Lee started a GoFundMe page, raising more than $20,000 to get started.
The restaurant was supposed to open in June. Lee hopes it will open in the fall.
The restaurant will be disinfected regularly and will require staff and customers to wear masks in hopes of keeping everyone safe.