As Alaska moves to reopen parts of its economy, Bethel businesses are reopening their doors.
Most Bethel restaurants are now allowing customers to dine inside. Revised state health mandates permitted restaurants to resume dine-in options on April 24 under tight restrictions: restaurants must limit seating to a quarter of their capacity; only people in the same household can sit together; and tables are available by appointment only.
In Bethel, restaurants allowing dine-in service are Baba’s Pizza, Connie’s Place, Fili’s Pizza, Sam’s Restaurant, and Zen Fusion Restaurant. Restaurants that are continuing to limit their services to pickup and delivery are Chopstix, Red Basket, and Snack Shack. The City of Bethel is encouraging residents to support local restaurants and their workers by ordering food and tipping “generously.”
The new state health mandate also allowed hair salons to reopen April 24. Both of Bethel’s reopened on April 27. Stan’s Barber Shop is allowing two customers inside at a time: one in the waiting area and one in the chair. Customers are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Windy Willow Hair and Nail Salon has reopened at a new location. It’s now located at 258 Akiak Drive, near Pinky’s Park, and is now offering tanning. Service at Windy Willow is by reservation only.