Mother’s Day spending could help boost post-COVID economy


Procrastinators should be on alert.

Sunday is Mother’s Day and this year, the love shown to moms around the Bay Area will do more than make them blush. It’ll also help the burgeoning COVID recovery.

Inside the Vault restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District, mostly empty tables signal a calm before the traditional holiday crush. Most Bay Area restaurants are already booked solid for Mother’s Day.

“We’re expecting it to be magical. Because we can actually be in a room where the kids can see their moms, for the first time, in the safest space you can possibly be,” said owner Tai Ricci.

This year sits in sharp contrast to last for restaurateurs. Many counties are in the Orange or Yellow Tier of reopening, as opposed to shuttering due to COVID restrictions.

“This is the first the first major event that’s…

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