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As NC restaurants weigh reopening, here’s what to expect.

Even if you don’t know Sharky’s Place in North Raleigh, you know neighborhood spots like it. There are pool tables and cold beer and a line of dart boards. It’s comfortably dark, with the glow of neon and television screens offering most of the light. It’s a quintessential neighborhood place, the kind you’ve likely been missing now for more than two months.

As a point of pride, Sharky’s Place owner Randy Wilson said his restaurant never closes, not for snow or hurricanes or holidays. For 28 years, Wilson said the doors of Sharky’s have been open and the beer has been flowing. But that stopped two months ago because of the coronavirus.

As soon as he’s able, Wilson expects to reopen Sharky’s, which could be as early as this weekend.

Wilson isn’t worried about the restaurant’s survival, even though business is down 90%. “It ain’t going anywhere,” he said. But

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