GALLERY: Keller businesses, restaurants react to fewer COVID-19 restrictions

On May 1, the first day of loosened retail and restaurant restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owner John Duncan sports a protective facemask inside of Coral Fish and Beyond, located at 2041 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 303, Keller. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
On May 1, the first day of loosened retail and restaurant restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owner John Duncan sports a protective facemask inside of Coral Fish and Beyond, located at 2041 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 303, Keller. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

On May 1, the first day of loosened retail and restaurant restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owner John Duncan sports a protective facemask inside of Coral Fish and Beyond, located at 2041 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 303, Keller. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Owner Kellie Simmons, right, and staff member Jenna Roth are limiting walk-ins and encourage smaller groups at Sophia's Gowns, 1000 S. Main St., Ste. 505, Keller. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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DeVivo Bros. Eatery, run by owners John and Ralph DeVivo, was one of more than 30 Keller dining establishments to resume dine-in operations May 1. The eatery is located at 750 S. Main St., Ste. 165, Keller.
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The Defranco Family, made up of Kent, Cindy and Brittney, enjoy an afternoon meal at DeVivo Bros. Eatery in Keller on May 1, the first day of reduced restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Soccer Post Manager Rick Rice said the store, located at 790 S. Main St., Ste. 413, Keller, is limiting occupancy to one or two guests at a time. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Following a recommendation from corporate, Double Dave's Pizzaworks franchisee Andrea Alexandrides, left, does not plan on opening the store's dining room at 800 S. Main St., Keller before mid-May. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Into the West, located at 770 S. Main St., Keller, underwent a significant clean up and sanitization process in preparation for reopening May 1, owner Jack McDonald (left) said. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Retailers and restaurants across Texas were given the option of reopening May 1 with a 25% capacity cap.

The change in restrictions is part of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the state's economy in different phases.


This gallery features businesses and restaurants in Keller reopening—or not—under the new guidelines.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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