NewsLocal NewsCleveland Metro


Great Lakes Brewing Company temporarily closing restaurant due to COVID-19

Buckeye Built Great Lakes Brewing.png
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:52:00-04

CLEVELAND — Great Lakes Brewing Company announced on Facebook Wednesday that it has temporarily closed its restaurant and patio while it reexamines how it operates.

"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," the brewery stated in the post.

The brewery reopened just last month and said it has "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."

The brewery said it hopes to reopen soon with a new service model.

While the restaurant and patio will be closed for an unknown amount of time, the gift shop will still be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Inside, you can find beer and merchandise or get a growler or crowler filled, the brewery said.

"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," the brewery said.

RELATED: Cleveland brewery says it's shutting its doors because customers refuse to take COVID-19 seriously

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.