Select third-party restaurants and stores began to reopen in Disney Springs on May 20th.
However, Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian welcomed guests back on Friday, May 29th, a few days after World of Disney and several Disney-owned properties resumed.
But even though more and more businesses have reopened, crowds have remained relatively light at Disney World’s shopping and entertainment district. Now, both Disney Springs restaurants have been forced to make the difficult decision to lay off some of their employees.
Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian are run by the same company, Levy Restaurants, and they’ve submitted a notice to the state of Florida that they’ll be laying off 87 workers at its Paddlefish dining location and an additional 56 staff members at Terralina Crafted Italian, effective August 1st, 2o20.
In addition to the layoffs, Levy’s Restaurants has also stated employees who will be keeping their jobs at Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian may see their hours reduced if business doesn’t pick up.
All employees who will be laid off will be invited to apply for future positions when business returns to its normal volume at both locations.
We will continue to keep you posted on this situation.
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