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Lady Gaga's dad shares struggles of being an NYC restaurant owner amid pandemic: Delivery is 'not enough'
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Lady Gaga's father Joe Germanotta is one of the thousands of New York restaurant owners concerned about the future of his business amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The superstar is a native New Yorker, and her father has gotten his own taste of the spotlight in the Big Apple as the owner of the Upper West Side Italian restaurant Joanne Trattoria.
In an interview with Fox Business this week, Germanotta discussed his decision to temporarily close the doors of the eatery following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's suspension of indoor dining back on Dec. 11. Like many other restaurant owners in the city, he said the past several months have "absolutely" been tough.
"All the restaurant owners are anxious to get back up and running," Germanotta said. "We're hoping that now that there's a vaccine and they're starting to deploy more, that we can get back to semi-normal operations."
LADY GAGA'S DAD SAYS CORONAVIRUS HURTING HIS NYC RESTAURANT, VOWS TO SUPPORT IMPACTED EMPLOYEES