CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A couple of months ago, Gov. Roy Cooper lifted many COVID-19 restrictions that had been impacting restaurants for more than a year.

They included curfews, social distancing, capacity requirements and mask mandates.

As restaurants transition to working without restrictions, a Charlotte food tour business is keeping its operations on pause.

FEAST Food Tours & Culinary Events owner Kristi Martin managed her business mostly from home in 2019 following a bone marrow transplant.

In 2020, when the leukemia survivor was ready to return back to work in person, the pandemic happened.

She decided to stop the in-person tours

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