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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Great Lakes Announces It'll Re-Close Brewpub For Now Because of Coronavirus Concerns

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 11:05 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY GREAT LAKES
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A few months into Ohio's attempted reopening, coronavirus infections have continued, the state is hitting numbers for cases and hospitalizations not seen since the onset of the pandemic, and a few businesses are now reconsidering their current operations given the landscape.

Great Lakes announced this morning that, like Angelo's and Forest City Brewing, it's dialing back given what's happening.

The Ohio City brewery and pub will be closing for public dining and imbibing as of today, remaining open only for merchandise and growler fills. A business model more appropriate for what we're all living through right now might wait around the corner, but for now, the doors are closing.

Their full message below:

We’d like to share with you an important update regarding our brewpub at Brewhouse No. 1. Beginning Wednesday, July 29, our restaurant and patio will close temporarily as we reexamine our operations. This decision is not an easy one for us to make, but we feel it is what’s best for the health and safety of our guests and employee-owners.

Since we reopened our doors in June, we have gone above and beyond to meet and adhere to all guidelines and mandates set forth by the City of Cleveland, Governor Mike DeWine, and Health Departments at the local, state, and federal levels. We are grateful that none of our staff have become ill and we want to keep it that way.

Our hope is to reopen soon with a new service model more appropriate for our current health climate. In the meantime, our gift shop will continue to operate daily from 11AM – 6PM with packaged beer, merchandise, and growler and crowler fills to-go.

So this isn’t goodbye – it’s see you later, and we can’t wait for that day to come. Until then, keep washing your hands, watch your distance, and leave that mask on whenever you’re not sipping a Dortmunder Gold at home. Thank you for your continued support.

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