CHICAGO — Some One Off Hospitality bars and restaurants will reopen for curbside pickup and delivery next week after being closed for more than a month.
The bar/restaurant group announced the reopening in an email to customers Friday.
The reopening only applies to avec, Publican Quality Meats, Big Star (both the Wicker park and Wrigleyville locations), The Violet Hour and Pacific Standard Time.
Blackbird, Dove’s Luncheonette, Cafe Cancale and The Laurel Room will remain closed.
One Off is now taking pre-orders online. Service will begin Monday.
All One Off bars and restaurants have been completely shut down since March 28.
The bar/restaurant group made headlines in early April after employees alleged that management mishandled the shutdown and $90,000 in employee donations.
The employees, many of whom who spoke to Block Club under the condition of anonymity, criticized One Off for offering Mariano’s gift cards instead of cash and for sending a series of confusing emails about their health insurance status.
But One Off’s owners said they’re doing the best they can under difficult circumstances and noted they even kicked in $180,000 extra to extend employees’ health insurance benefits.
A spokeswoman for One Off didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the reopening.
In the email to customers announcing the reopening, One Off said they’ve spent the last five weeks “working around the clock to update our safety procedures to meet the changing needs of restaurant operations.” The group said they’re also requiring employees wear face masks and get their temperatures taken before they report to work.
“The safety of our team and guests is paramount as we re-open our restaurants for carryout and delivery,” the email states.
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