WSNC Restaurants That Plan to Close for July 4th

Traditionally, the July 4th holiday is a time for many WSNC restaurants to take their collective vacations, mostly for the week of. A time to reset. Time to make up for being open – in some cases – 7 days a week. We all need our time off. We all need a respite. We all know, now, that self-care is very important. This year, however, things are anything but “traditional.”

While many of these same restaurants have just reopened, others have been working overtime to stay relevant during the weird, hard, and unpredictable C-19 pandemic. Despite what they have been doing, it is my opinion that they need a rest. Some of the restaurants are doing just that. Here is the (potentially growing) list of WSNC restaurants that will be closed for July 4th or even beyond. All of this info is cultivated by their Facebook pages and if your favorite location isn’t on this list, I would highly recommend that you still call before you visit any location to make sure they are open (you can find their number on the F&B List). It is assumed, however, that if they are not posting closure on their Facebook, they are open. Here’s the list:

1703 Restaurant closed July 4 & 5.
Athena Greek Taverna closed from Monday, June 29 until Sunday, July 5.
Bib’s Downtown closed Sunday, July 5.
Bobby Boy Bakeshop from Saturday, June 27 through Monday, July 6.
Carmine’s Italian closed from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 9.
Kermit’s Hot Dogs will be closed July 1 through July 15 for their annual maintenance (and maybe some vacation).
Meridian Restaurant closed for Holiday from Saturday, July 4 through Sunday, July 12.
Mission Pizza closed for Holiday- Until July 9.
Mrs. Pumpkins closed Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4.
Pulliam’s closed Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4.
The Carriage House closed Wednesday, July 1 through Monday, July 6.
Vincenzo’s closed Saturday, July 4 through Tuesday, July 7.
Walkertown Seafood Shack closed Monday, June 29 through Monday, July 6.
Wine Merchants closed Saturday, July 4 through Tuesday, July 7.

As always, Lea and I have done our best to curate this list as accurately as possible. If you have a food/beverage establishment and you don’t see your place of business on this list and you will be closed for the holiday (or dates surrounding it), please, feel free to contact me to get added. Also, if there are any errors, please inform me of that, as well. Enjoy your holiday week!

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant To Reopen for Dine-In

From Carmine’s Italian Restaurant’s Facebook:

LONG POST ALERT! IMPORTANT COVID-19 DINE-IN SERVICE INFO‼️

A LONG-AWAITED
RE-OPENING IS IN THE WORKS.
We are happy to announce that we will be
re-opening our dining room for reservations only starting June 19th. Reservations will be accepted Tuesdays through Sundays. You must call during business hours to make reservations. Reservations are only available at 4:30pm, 6:00pm, and 7:30pm. We are only accepting a limited number of reservations per seating.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
This means that from the moment you finish reading this email – we are accepting reservations. So call us because we have missed you so much!

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE WE TAKING?

We will be operating at a MAXIMUM of 20-30% capacity. We will not be operating at 50% capacity at this time out of an abundance of caution for our guests and for our employees.

We will be practicing social distancing to the best of our abilities in a manner that still allows us to operate our dining room.

We will be following the NC State Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19 restaurant service

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO:

We are not requiring our guests to wear facemasks at this time. However, it is recommended while in common areas of the restaurant such as the restroom and the front lobby. Dining tables will be separated by a minimum of 6 feet.

We ask that you please respect other people’s space and practice social distancing while you are inside the restaurant. We want to make sure that all of our guests and employees stay healthy.

We sincerely look forward to seeing you all again as this has been a very hard road to overcome. We look forward to having our dining room filled with guests enjoying our food, wine, and the overall Carmine’s experience. It has truly not been the same without you.

With love,

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

The Re-Emergence Part 4

More places have announcements:


From Old Fourth Street Filling Station’s Facebook:

We are happy to announce, with the Governor allowing us to open for dining, we have chosen to start dining on May 26th at 11 am. As we will use this time to make sure that we are 100% in compliance with the state, we would also like to rest assure the safety and wellbeing of all our guests and staff!

During the next 5 to 6 weeks of Phase 2, our hours of operation will be the following:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11 am to 8 pm.
Friday  11 am to 9 pm.
Saturday (for high-risk individuals) 10 am to 12 pm.
Saturday (for the general public) 12 pm to 9 pm.
Sunday (brunch only) 10 am to 4 pm.
We will be closed Sunday evenings and all day Monday.

Online ordering, takeout, curbside and delivery will still be offered each day that we are open.

At this time, all seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis, with no reservations. A maximum of up to 6 guests per table at pre-determined tables. All tables will be set with the 6-foot distancing. Tables will not be available within high traffic areas.

All tables and chairs will be sanitized and disinfected before and after each guest is seated.

The waiting area will be our hostess area on the sidewalk (with 6-foot distancing) or in one’s vehicle. Unfortunately, due to the 50% maximum occupancy rule, there will be no waiting area on the patio or inside the restaurant.

All employees, for everyone’s safety, will be wearing masks and gloves when in close contact with all guests to decrease chances of infection.

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we all have had to ensure the flattening of the curve!


From Acadia Foods’ Facebook:


From Cagney’s Facebook:

ATTENTION!!! Today at 5 pm we will be OPEN!!!! We will be adhering to all safety guidelines outlined by the state of NC. We will be at 50% capacity with social distancing practices being implemented. We can’t wait to see all our amazing customers tonight and this weekend!!!!


From Carmine’s Facebook:

In the best interest of our customers and our employees, at Carmine’s we have decided NOT to open our dining room today at 5 pm. HOWEVER, we will be OPEN for take-out and delivery still. So please don’t hesitate to continue ordering from us! We will be opening our dining room at a later date. We would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of our loyal customers who have carried us through these trying times. You all have been amazing! Please hang in there with us as we are still trying to navigate this unprecedented time and act as we see best for our community. Stay safe, stay well, and take care! **If you would like to be added to our email list for Carmine’s updates concerning COVID-19, please send us a message with your listed!**


From Cin Cin Burger Bar’s Facebook:

Our dining room is open and we are so excited to serve our community! We will reopen our dining room operation on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM with 50% capacity. We will resume our business hours from 11:00AM-8:00PM
Please be patient with us during this transition period and as we adjust to new operating and safety procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the safety of our customers and staff we have made some changes, here is what’s new and what to expect during phase 2.
-Curbside and delivery services will resume
-Employees will continue to wear mask and gloves at all times
-Employees will continue proper hand washing and sanitizing
-Meticulously cleaning
-We will be doing daily employee health screenings before each shift
-Tables and chairs will be set 6 feet apart.
-We’ve rearranged our dining room to accommodate social distancing requirements
-Tables, chairs, menus and other common items will be disinfected after every use
-Customers will be asked to maintain 6 feet apart from each other
-Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the restaurant for guests
-All condiments have been removed from tables
Thank you so much for your continued support! We can’t wait to serve you once again!


More to come… STAY SAFE WSNC!!!!