Dining dummies help cafe-goers keep a fashionable distance in Vilnius
Mannequins dressed in creations of local designer sit at the table in a restaurant during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vilnius, Lithuania May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
VILNIUS (Reuters) – Mannequins dressed in clown hats and couture frocks have taken up seats in restaurants in Lithuania’s capital, to coax real customers back after the coronavirus lockdown and help them out with social distancing.
Bernie ter Braak said he came up with the idea when he reopened his Cozy restaurant in Vilnius’ old town and saw how empty it looked.
Even when customers started coming…