(Cleveland) - Restaurants will be able to open up their regular dining rooms this Thursday, but some restaurants won't be opening. Others will have new rules in effect.
Nighttown, in Cleveland Heights, won't be opening. Owner Brendan Ring said on his Facebook page that he doesn't want to take the gamble of opening right now, so he will "sit on the fence and see how the 'gamble' works out." He plans to open July 1, after seeing how other restaurants are doing. He noted that the crowds reported at places in the Flats and Ohio City this past weekend in saying about the delay in opening, "the answer after the behavior this past weekend should be abundantly clear."
Zack Bruell, owner of a number of restaurants in Cleveland, told cleveland.com he will open a number of his eateries. They include Alley Cat Oyster Bar in the Flats, L'Alabatros Brasserie in University Circle, and Parallax in Tremont. He will not open Cowell & Hubbard in Playhouse Square, as the theaters in that area are still closed.
Hofbrauhaus on Chester Avenue downtown will open, and will control the size of crowds with a reservation-only policy to discourage walk-ins. The popular Hofbrauhaus often has long lines on weekends. Hofbrauhaus says on their Facebook page one staff member on each shift will be their COVID-19 Safety Patrol, to ensure areas are disinfected, and that staff members are complying with policies and procedures.
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