Thursday 9 July, 2020

Two restaurants to close after coronavirus lockdown

Photo via Bistro de Rustica/Facebook.

Photo via Bistro de Rustica/Facebook.

Following the COVID-19 lockdown, two restaurants have announced that they are closing their doors.

Bistro de Rustica shared a notice via social media on June 16, 2020 announcing that the pandemic has presented challenges with no foreseeable solutions, and as a result, they would be closing their operation at Trincity Mall:

"It is with great difficulty that we’ve decided to close our operation at the Mall. This COVID-19 pandemic has been most challenging for us, after recently opening. It has left us with no foreseeable clear path ahead. 

"What has certainly kept the restaurant going is our amazing team on the ground. To all our patrons as well as our regulars who continued to support us, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without any of you! It has been our pleasure serving you and may you all continue to be safe."

Another restaurant, J Malones, also announced that it would be closing its doors at Trincity Mall. The restaurant issued the notice earlier this week via Facebook:

"After 15 years at Trincity Mall, it is with great difficulty that we’ve decided to close our operation at the Mall. Throughout those 15 years, we have experienced many ups and downs and were able to overcome most of the challenges. However, this COVID-19 pandemic has been the most challenging, leaving us with no foreseeable clear path ahead."

"This year 2020 has been a rough time for all of us. Over the years business slowly started to decline whether through stiff competition, lack of customer interest or just having some bad days as we all do."

"What has certainly kept the restaurant going without a doubt is our amazing team on the ground. Together we spent many long days and nights trying to make your experience with us nothing short of perfect."

"To all our patrons as well as our regulars who continued to support us even through our bad days, thank you. We will certainly miss seeing you guys every week and keeping us company at the bar."

"To the mall management and associated staff, thank you for taking care of us and responding in a timely manner across the years. To all our suppliers with your numerous promotions, events and support we’ve received since holding our position in the mall, thank you."

"We couldn’t have done it without any of you. It has certainly been our pleasure serving you and may you all continue to be safe."

Currently, restaurants are allowed to sell via curbside pick-up or delivery. Seated dining will resume from June 22, 2020.

Government recently issued guidelines for restaurants to follow under COVID-19 health regulations. 

The country continues to slowly re-open with enhanced safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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