LeadBelly reopens a week after restrictions lessen
LeadBelly: Contemporary American Pub is one of the restaurants that decided to start serving a week after restrictions lessened using a window they normally wouldn't and creating a way for people to pick up curbside.
LeadBelly: Contemporary American Pub is one of the restaurants that decided to start serving a week after restrictions lessened using a window they normally wouldn’t and creating a way for people to pick up curbside.
“We want to open when we felt like we could provide an environment that safe not only for our guests but also for employees and we have a lot of employees who we’re concerned about it,” says Tony Young, an owner of LeadBelly.
The restaurant now joins many others in the Haymarket, by adding curbside pick up. Young says the management and employees worked together to come up with a game plan so they wouldn’t rush to open.
“It gives employees the chance to understand all the new cleaning requirements, all the new masking requirements, all the requirements that go along with opening,” says Young. “So, they get comfortable with it before we open the dining rooms.”
As for now dining in is still a no-go as LeadBelly wants to keep social distancing a priority but they do plan to open the doors soon.
“When we reopen at 50% capacity, we’re going to see continue to see those sales lag behind a lot of the other industries in terms of impact,” says Young.
And for the walk-up window, customers can order and pay with no contact.
“The restaurant industry is well known for all of the safety features on a daily basis we’re just taking it up another level,” says Young. “We are also required to monitor our employee’s health so when they come in to take their temperature you know go through the questions to make sure that they aren’t exhibiting any symptoms.”
The owners of LeadBelly say they just want each customer to feel safe while enjoying the food they provide.