RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bars and restaurants of the city of São Paulo were authorized to reopen on Monday, July 6th. Despite the authorization, 59 percent of the city's food and beverage businesses decided to remain closed. Among bars, as many as 80 percent have decided not to reopen. The main reason for not reopening is the rule permitting bars and restaurants to stay open only during daylight hours - they must close by 5 PM, just before sundown during Brazil's winter.
A survey conducted by the São Paulo Bar and Restaurant Association (ABRASEL-SP) between . . .