Why doesn't some one else go first . . . ?
It would be nice to hear from all the barkeeps and regulars, as well as any guest wishing to comment . . .
I'll chime in at an appropriate time. I'm cautiously optimistic for the longer run, fear the immediate could turn somehow possibly desperate. Difficult to say where the fear comes from.
Difficult to say how the locals would react.
How far does theory actually lag behind praxis . . . ? I'd hope for a quiet year, a time of mending, but I somehow don't think it's going to work out that way.