Support journalism that matters to you

Since COVID-19 impacts us all and we want everyone in our community to have the important information they need, we have decided to make all coronavirus related stories free to read on theday.com/coronavirus. While we are providing free access to articles, they are not free to produce. The newsroom is working long hours to provide you the news and information you need during this health emergency. Please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating.

Fred's Shanty in New London opens for the season

New London — There were some hints of normality Wednesday with Fred's Shanty opening for the season on cue, even though so much has changed as the world adjusts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, there was evidence of the times even here: the eatery's outdoor dining area was taped off and signs notified customers that, like other restaurants in the state, Fred's is offering takeout meals only.

Mike Liska of Haddam stopped by on opening day. He says he works in the area and rides his bicycle every day during his lunch break. He'd had a salad for lunch Tuesday, so he decided Wednesday was going to be a burger day.

Amanda Toner also stopped by for food. She said she was furloughed from her job Tuesday and Fred's opening was a sign of better things to come.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments
Stay up to date with The Day's breaking coronavirus coverage
Sign up to receive our daily coronavirus newsletter

All of our stories about the coronavirus are being provided free of charge as a service to the public. You can find all of our stories here.

You can support local journalism by subscribing or donating to The Day.


TRENDING

PODCASTS