With Old Lyme beach closures, businesses turn to takeout

By Dave Peck
Medill Reports

For some Old Lyme, Connecticut restaurants, summertime earnings make up 90% of their yearly revenue. With the town’s decision to indefinitely close public beaches, that number may shrink as fewer people visit the shoreline. For two local restaurants, COVID-19 measures have been met with optimism.

Photo at top: A beach closure sign blocks off Sound View Beach in Old Lyme. (Dave Peck/MEDILL)