SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey restaurants are allowed to reopen indoor dining on July 2.  KC’s Korner owner, Walter Kurilew, says he’s taken extreme precautions over the past months to protect patrons as they dine in the restaurant, installing a state-of-the art air purification system equipped with advanced bipolar ionization technology.  KC’s outdoor patio dining has been open since June 15, and they have been adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing regulations.  KC’s Korner is located at 100 Oak Tree Avenue in South Plainfield, NJ. 

“The air purification system creates a healthy environment for the entire building so customers can feel safe,” Kurilew said.  “The technology used for the air purification is called bipolar ionization and is designed to reduce allergens, pathogens, viruses and bacteria.”  

Kurilew says the innovative technology he has invested in to purify KC’s Korner produces a natural bio-climate that is rich in positive and negative ions without harmful chemicals, ozone or ultra-violet light.  Bipolar technology releases charged atoms.  The atoms attach to harmful substances like bacteria, allergens, mold, and viruses.  The technology deactivates these substances and has already been proven effective against SARS, norovirus and several strains of influenza.  

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“In addition to the safety measures we’ve already taken, the air purification system is another safety measure that I've implemented to try to make my customers come into the building and enjoy their meal without worrying about anything,” Kurilew said.

Murphy said restaurants may open on July 2 to serve customers indoors, however, they must remain at 25 percent of their usual indoor seating capacity.  The KC’s Korner outdoor patio has been open to customers since June 15.

“The outdoor dining is doing very well,” Kurilew said.  “We are currently taking some table reservations in an area of the café, and the outside café bar is first come first serve with a setup of social distance plastic partitions. We are still doing a limited menu, which we do change up week to week for now.” 

Employees of KC’s wear masks and gloves.  Tables are sanitized after every use.   Credit card machines and keypads are sanitized frequently. 

Kurilew says he is following safety guidelines set in place by the state and has implemented new technologies to assist patrons.  

“I now offer customers the option of scanning with their phones,” Kurilew says.  “They can be provided with a QR code before they enter the building, which then takes them to my digital menu.”

Kurilew says it’s important for him to go above and beyond in order to protect patrons.  

“I want customers to feel comfortable,” Kurilew said.  “I am taking every precaution to keep everyone safe, just as if it was my own family coming in here, which they often do.  I’m doing everything I can to make this environment as pure and healthy as possible.”

KC’s will continue to make peach, mango, red, white and regular sangrias as well as craft beer growlers available for pick-up only and the KC's take-out menu is still available.  For more information about KC’s Korner, visit the website or call 908-757-5306.