After the work we went for lunch/dinner at the "Vērmanītis" LIDO, which had not more than 50% of people you were likely to see in this establishment a couple of months ago.
And one more observation - two out of the last three times when I went to the central Riga library (on Brīvības str.) due to technical failures it wasn`t possible to check out any books. Today when I was told at the library that all I could do was leave the books that I had read and take no new books, I expressed my observation that they`ve been having such problems often lately (based upon just two observations), and got a reply that this truly is the case (so probably there were more instances of these problems).
I`m not making any conclusions, just writing down my observations.