Charlotte restaurants and brasseries do not open in COVID Phase 2


While many restaurants reopened on Friday May 22 after Governor Cooper's Phase 2 announcement, some restaurants and brasseries will remain closed for dinner and patio service for the time being. Above, Divine Barrel Brewing.

While many restaurants reopened on Friday May 22 after Governor Cooper’s Phase 2 announcement, some restaurants and brasseries will remain closed for dinner and patio service for the time being. Above, Divine Barrel Brewing.

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On Wednesday, Governor Cooper announced phase 2 of the plan to reopen COVID-19, which is safer at home, which allows restaurants to reopen at 50% capacity, as long as they follow certain safety protocols.

While this is good news for many local restaurants that have reopened the indoor and outdoor dining spaces at 5 p.m. On Friday, May 22, this left others with a difficult decision: should they reopen now or wait until they have more training and security procedures in place?

Several restaurants and brasseries in Charlotte have so far decided not to reopen the dining rooms and patios. Many shared that it was a difficult decision, having to strike a balance between wanting to reopen to the community and ensuring the safety of staff and customers.

The community responded positively to these difficult decisions.

“I really appreciate that. I like to see a company prioritize the safety of its employees and customers before making a profit. I’ll make sure to order the sidewalk from you during this time, “said Keather Wood, an Instagram user, in an article from Amelies’ French bakery.

“I have so much respect for you who made this decision – thank you for taking care of us,” wrote another Instagram user, Lynsey Berry, in response to Haberdish’s decision to stay closed for dinner. moment.

These restaurants and breweries plan to reopen, but first take the time to ensure that they can provide safe environments for employees and customers. Until then, you can still support them via pickup, pickup, and curbside delivery.

(1) 5 Church

127 N. Tryon Street # 8

5Church has decided not to reopen for dinner on site at this time. Courtesy of 5Church

“Yesterday, Governor Cooper announced that restaurants could reopen to 50% of their capacity. After careful consideration, we decided not to reopen for dinner internally at this time, “said 5Church via Instagram.

How you can support 5Church in the meantime: Take out and delivery are available. You can also purchase a gift card online for future use.

(2) French Bakery & Café d’Amélie

Multiple locations

“Hello everyone, we have a security update regarding the reopening of phase 2 of the NC restaurant. We decided to wait to open the dining rooms, “said the bakery on Instagram. We focus on retraining staff, implementing new procedures and ensuring compliance with CDC and NC DHHS guidelines for bakeries. We will always be open to the sidewalk, takeout and delivery. Thank you always for your understanding and your generous support. It’s not forever. “

How you can support Amelie in the meantime:Border, take-out and delivery are all available. You can also buy a gift card online to use it anywhere when it reopens.

(3) Divine Barrel Brewing

3701, rue N. Davidson, office # 203

“We have always taken the approach of crossing our T’s and pointing our I’s. We are going to suspend the bathroom reopening for now,” the brasserie said on Instagram. “We know many of you are looking forward to seeing us again, but yours and the health, safety and overall experience of our staff in this” new normal “is paramount to us. We want to take a little more time to lock you in and make sure you have the best experience possible whenever you feel comfortable coming to visit. We promise the wait will be worth it. Until then, business continues. “

How you can support Divine Barrel in the meantime: Online orders, curbside and drive-through pickups, delivery, shipping and mobile containers are available.

(4) Dot Dot Dot

4237 Park Road, Office B

“Our number one priority has been to keep our employees, our members and their guests safe,” said Dot Dot Dot via Instagram. “We have chosen not to reopen tomorrow, Friday May 22, and we will use this time to continue to refine our processes, train our employees and meet the interim guidelines of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the reopening of restaurants. Private members’ restaurants, bars, and clubs will not be able to function as they did before, and we have taken many steps to keep everyone safe. We appreciate the continued understanding and support of our members. “

How you can support Dot Dot Dot in the meantime: You can buy cocktail kits, charcuterie boards or gift cards to use when reopening.

(5) Haberdish

3106 N. Davidson Street

“We will reopen, we just won’t do it right away,” said Jamie Brown, co-owner of Haberdish. “I can’t help but have mixed feelings. Our business has exploded – we’ve worked a decade to get to where we are – and we’re out of time. I also want to keep our community healthy, our staff healthy, our family healthy. “

“I ask for courage. I ask for hope. I ask for patience. And I bet on the grace of our staff and our community, ”said Brown to CharlotteFive.

How you can support Haberdish in the meantime: Take-out and patio pickup are available. You can also purchase a gift card online for future use.

(6) JJ’s Red Hots

1514, boul. East; 15105 N. John Delaney Dr.

JJ’s Red Hots Jennings Cool CharlotteFive

“First of all, we would like to thank all of our guests who supported us throughout Phase 1 of the crisis – it was not easy, and we thank you for your patience during the process of serving you quickly and safely, “JJ’s Red Hots said on Instagram. As restaurateurs, some things are “required” and some “recommended” in order to open our dining rooms safely and legally to the public during phase 2. However, there are gray areas that we hope to resolve via our customer survey we sent out last week. These results, combined with the rational and experienced input that we will receive from our staff, management and supplier network, will inform the way we are moving forward. Therefore, we will operate in Phase 1 until further notice until we can confidently operate safely and comfortably. JJ will not reopen the dining room at this time. “

How you can support JJ in the meantime: Takeout delivery and delivery via ChowNow are available.

(7) Peppervine

4620 Piedmont Row Dr., office 170B

Peppervine was already closed when ordering a COVID-19 home stay. Instead of reopening completely, the restaurant chose to open only for takeout.

How you can support Peppervine in the meantime: “We are delighted to launch Peppervine To-Go from Tuesday May 26,” said the restaurant on Instagram. “Place your order by calling us between 12h and 16h. and pick up your order between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We will offer two family-style three-course meal options. Limited availability from Tuesday to Saturday. Stay tuned for the menu. You can also purchase a gift card online to use when it reopens.

(8) Salud Cerveceria

3306-C, N. Davidson Street

“We have made the decision to stay the course and not allow dinner guests at this time,” said Salud Cerveceria in a Phase 2 Instagram ad. “The safety of our employees and customers is our priority number one and we will monitor the situation as it evolves. We look forward to opening our doors up and down for full service when the time is right for us. Thank you again for all your support in these crazy times. “

How you can support Salud in the meantime: Pickup without appointment, curbside pickup and delivery are always available. You can also purchase a gift card online for future use.

(9) Sea level

129 E. 5th St.

“We’re not quite ready to leave the port, but sister restaurant The Waterman sets sail today at 5 p.m.,” Sea Level said on Instagram.

How you can support sea level while waiting: You can buy a gift card to use on food, retail or alcohol at sea level (at reopening) or at the Waterman Fish Bar. Currently, 25% of gift card purchases go to staff relief funds.

(10) The Unknown Brewing Company

1327 S. Mint Street

“Charlotte, trust us when we say that we are delighted to resume service. However, we will not be reopening this weekend, ”said Unknown Brewery on Instagram. “Irrespective of the uncertainty surrounding the possibility of reopening local breweries at this time, we would prefer to use this time to diligently train our staff in new and important cleanliness procedures, to reorganize our tap room and our two patios for a more safe, and create a fun but comprehensive plan for when the right time comes to serve our friends and neighbors again. Place your order online, set your pickup time and we’ll see you there! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all for your support during these difficult times. We miss you guys! “

How you can take care of Unknown while waiting: The Farmers Market, drive-thru service and food truck will continue to operate at regular hours (2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).

(11) Wooden robot brewery

1440 rue S. Tryon, office 110

The wooden robot room at NoDa. Jillian Mueller CharlotteFive

“In a statement posted on Instagram on Thursday, Wooden Robot Brewery said:” The details of the state’s Safer at Home Phase 2 recommendation are still unclear for breweries, so we’ll wait while we continue to prepare to open in the cleanest places. , safe and responsible manner possible. We will continue our takeout beer sales this weekend at the South End Brewery and The Chamber at NoDa. “

The WR team wrote on Sunday, “We’ll let you know next week about our plans to reopen our patios and taprooms. “

How you can support Wooden Robot in the meantime: Takeout is always available. You can also buy t-shirts and hats online.

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