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Shelter-In-Place Plus

UPDATE JUNE 23, 2021
Effective Friday, June 25, we no longer require masks. Of course you can wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so, or if you haven't been fully vaccinated. No shame there. Our staff will continue to wear masks for the forseeable future.

UPDATE May 31, 2021
Effective Wednesday, June 2, we are relaxing our pandemic protocols. We aren’t dropping all protocols, but we will cautiously and slowly continue to ease restrictions.
As of May 27, Franklin County shows these statistics for age brackets for those who have received at least one vaccination:
1-19: 11.8%
20-29: 45.8%
30-39: 52.3%
40-49: 60.9%
50-59: 66.2%
60-69: 80.5%
70-79: 82.5%
48.1% of Franklin County residents have received at least one vaccination shot. This is our reality. Covid-19 and its variants are still out there. Franklin County does not have herd immunity yet. Yet, the science tells us that if you are fully immunized, you have an extremely low probability of contracting Covid-19. And if you do, your symptoms will likely be slight.
It is against this backdrop that we have decided to amend our health and safety protocols.

  1. Guests are no longer going to be temperature checked at the door. We will continue to temperature check our staff.
  2. Guests are still required to wear masks upon entering our facility and may only remove them when seated. If asked to, guests must put on their masks when a server or bartender approaches them.
  3. Guests are still required to wear a mask when leaving the table to use the restroom.
  4. Guests will still not be permitted to leave their seat to socialize with other guests.

THE BIG CHANGES
While we are still maintaining social distancing, the following changes take effect:

  1. Adjacent high-backed booths will now get seated. Prior, every other booth was vacant.
  2. We are now accepted groups up to 12. Prior, we restricted groups to 6. PRO TIP: For groups larger than 6, we strongly recommend that you make a reservation. It is unlikely that we will be able to seat you otherwise. (Unless you come in unannounced at say, 2:30 on a Tuesday.)
  3. Please note that we can accommodate only a few groups larger than 6 at this time. Make a reservation by visiting our website or by calling us!
  4. Bar social distancing will remain the same. Groups at the bar will be separated by two chairs. PRO TIP: If you have a group who would like to sit at the bar, make a reservation. It is unlikely we will be able to accommodate a group at the bar without a reservation.
  5. We are now accepting reservations for banquets! Groups of up to 50 can book a private party starting August 1, 2021.

    As we ease back into “normal,” we will continue to determine when we can relax these measures further. We appreciate your patience.

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May 28 2020

Since converting to carryout only operations, we've been called it our Shelter-In-Place program. With reopening for dine-in, we're calling this phase "Shelter-In-Place Plus." We will proceed cautiously, and as we gain confidence, we will open up more of our brewpub.

We are opening for dine-in and patio guests at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3! As we prepare to open for dine-in and patio business, we want to share our reopening guidelines with you. We think we are adopting best practices, but we will modify as we see the need to.

See our floor plan with appropriate social distancing here.

We are guided by the Golden Rule: Treat other people the way you would like to be treated. We will provide a safe environment and expect you will do your part.

We have implemented a reservations only policy in order to control how many guests we serve at one time. You can find the link to OpenTable on our home page. We are implementing terms as a condition of making a reservation and visiting us.

1. Make a reservation. We cannot seat you without one.
2. All members of your party must be present prior to being seated.
3. We will accept a party reservation of 6 maximum.
4. You agree to maintain social distancing at all times, including while queueing for being seated. If there is not enough space in the lobby to do this, please wait outside.
5. You agree to wear a face mask at all times, except when you are seated.
6. You agree to put your face mask on when approached by one of our service staff.
7. You agree to have your temperature taken with a non-contact forehead thermometer.
8. You agree to remain at your table while you visit us. If you must get up, put your mask on and observe social distancing.
9. You agree that your visit may not be longer than 1-1/2 hours.
10. You will be respectful to others in our brewpub, including our staff. If you aren't ready to come in yet, don't. We want you to be comfortable, but ultimately, it's your decision.

For our part, we have developed a Reopening Guidelines document that identifies what precautions we're taking in our effort to minimize your and our risk in operating in this environment. You can read the entire document here.

We have exhaustively researched the best products to use for sanitizing, disinfecting and cleaning. Product date and safety data sheets are on display in our lobby. They are linked here as well:
--Dishwashing: Mechanical Dish Detergent
--Bar Glassware Cleaner: Steramine Tablets
--General Disinfectant: Ecolab Peroxide Multisurface Cleaner 3-2-1

We are practicing social distancing in several ways. Here is the link to our socially distanced floor plan.

Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We will strive to improve every day. Your comments will help.