Sycamore Brewing Voluntarily Closes Taproom ‘Until Further Notice’
Brewery cites safety for customers, as COVID-19 cases increase across region
In a social media post this evening, Sycamore Brewing’s owners announced closure of their taproom on Hawkins Street “until further notice,” beginning tomorrow. “Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we have offered an outdoor-only experience since early Spring, and as the weather has turned colder, this option has become less feasible,” said Justin and Sarah Brigham, in the statement.
The pair don’t know of any COVID cases at the taproom and say they’re doing this willingly. Their taproom staff will work as delivery staff during the closure, and they hope to reopen “sometime early in the new year.” The news comes after North Carolina reported its highest number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 364,512 total cases of the virus in the state; Mecklenburg County is currently in the “Yellow: Significant Community Spread” range in the state’s County Alert System, while neighboring counties are in the “Substantial/Orange” and “Critical/Red” ranges.
Sycamore’s beer remains available via delivery and grocery stores and bottle shops across the region: “This closure will obviously hurt financially, however it seems like the safest and best course of action at this time. We look forward to raising our glasses together again this spring.”