Ocotillo restaurant enjoys lighter COVID restrictions to host Easter festivities

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Things are happy and hoppy for Ocotillo this Easter. Easter is one of the biggest holidays for the restaurant, and lighter COVID restrictions allows the annual brunch to happen.

After plans shut down last year, management finds it phenomenal to have families back eating out.

“Easing the regulations has really helped a lot with our capacity that we can have up here, it helped us add some tables,” Sandra Weckerly shares, “Because we did book out about a week in advance with still a little bit in capacity, with the social distancing, but it’s definitely helping to continue to grow and rebuild our business.”

The fun doesn’t stop at brunch. Easing restrictions gave the green light for an Easter egg hunt. Using a small courtyard, the activities team provide a place for kids to get outside, be safe, and have fun in a classic activity.

“I knew there’d be more kids but I didn’t really know what to expect, so we kinda had to guess, but, overall, the numbers worked out great today,” Nico Weckerly says, “It was a great amount of people and a great amount of eggs.”

Families are grateful that COVID didn’t poke a hole in their basket of plans.

“It’s just fun seeing the kids running around and people having brunch.,” Andrea & Adalie Assante express, “It’s just a real treat to be able to make this a tradition for our family.”

“Because of coronavirus, I thought it was threatening me to not have an Easter egg hunt,” Finn discloses, “I guessed I got proved wrong.”

Between great food and great fun, there’s nothing more people can say but “Happy Easter”! Ocotillo hopes for restrictions to be lifted more by Mother’s Day.

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