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“Great feeling to finally be unlocked”

“We did not sit empty-handed while it was closed. We held a lot of streaming concerts and got ready for a game, but nothing compares to the human part of Prikinn, daily life and hardship, “says Geoffrey Huntington-Williams, one of the owners of the club Prikinn in the center of Reykjavík.

Last Monday, nightclubs and pubs reopened after being closed for four consecutive months or since October 5th. Life took a stand on several of the downtown towns and got to hear what the mood and atmosphere was like in the town after the door reopened and the beer pumps started running after a long pause.

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“We have missed our regular customers a lot and we know that there were many who missed us too.” This is what Geoffrey says, but Prikið has long been known for being big and loyal. regular customer group over the years.

“Our youngest guests are children of regular customers, so this is a fairly wide age group, from zero to seventy.”

Some of these customers have been like ghosts floating around the city for the past few months, so it was a great feeling to finally be able to unlock and turn on the pumps and coffee machines.

Geoffrey says that they at Prikin are well equipped to take on against people in two separate areas upstairs and downstairs and he feels that now are good times ahead.

“The atmosphere has been great since Prikið reopened. Are we not in the yellow light now? Hopefully we can receive more people in the near future and the situation in the country will remain unchanged. “

People like to be able to finally go out and meet their friends

Björn Árnason, the host at Skúla Craft bar by Fógetatorg, says it is an incredibly good feeling to see the bar full of life again after such a long closure.

Photo: Vilhelm Gunnarsson / Vilhelm Gunnarsson

“It is also an incredibly good experience to get the staff back to work. There is a small but good group of staff at Skúli and it is very good to meet them again. Everyone is very happy with this. “

Björn says he is also very happy to meet his regular customers again and the atmosphere has been very” nice and stylish “.

Some regular customers are not known until they are seated at the table and You can feel that people like to be able to finally go out and meet their friends.

Björn says he hopes that it will be possible to ease the restrictions quickly so that more can be brought to life in the restaurant industry. the sequel, “says Björn in the end.


George Leite, one of the owners of Kalda bars, says it has been a great pleasure to be able to reopen and everyone has rode very excited to come to work.

It’s been four months, but of course we’ve just been patient. The reception was very good, all the customers were just happy to come back and had missed us.

George says it has gone very well this week and the atmosphere has be extremely sweet and kind.

“It has usually been a full house, considering what can be done and plenty to do. This has actually exceeded expectations and all the rules we need to follow are being honed, “George concludes, adding that he hopes for further relaxation soon.


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