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Phinney-Greenwood restaurants and cafes soldier on with take-out and delivery

In spite of the somewhat misleading headline that emerged last night “Coronavirus prompts Washington to close restaurants,” in reality all restaurants and cafes are still allowed to provide take-out and delivery services. The closure simply means no in-person dining will be permitted, so our community will still have access to many of the eateries that we depend on – and depend on all of us.

Fresh Flours co-owner Etsuko Minematsu relayed that since the Covid virus descended they had “experienced a slight slowdown [of] around 5% and fortunately we are able to operate normal hours without reducing employees shift at all.” Indeed, upon visiting Fresh Flours this morning, I was able to come away with a flaky Kouign-Amann and phenomenal cup of Stumptown coffee.

Please reach out to your favorite local eatery to see what their plan is with regards to hours, take-out and delivery. The ban will not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies as of yet.