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ByWard Market’s Tucker Marketplace restaurant is closing for good after concluding that “there is no profitable way forward for our business.”
In an open letter to customers, the buffet chain said it is actively planning to reopen and is monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
“Unfortunately, it seems the undeniable reality is that Covid-19 will be with us for a while. And so we anticipate that upon reopening and for the foreseeable future, restaurants will be required to operate with capacity restrictions and maintain physical distance, “the letter said.
“Most concerning, we expect customers to hesitate to return to restaurants or frequent restaurants as often as they have until a meaningful treatment or vaccine for Covid-19 be found. ”
The chain has three Ontario restaurants, including one on York Street.
Earlier this month, the channel said it would not reopen until concerns about COVID-19 start to subside. The physical distance requirements do not match the buffet format of the restaurant, which had features such as a salad bar, roast beef and an ice cream stand.