Many local restaurants still offering take-out or delivery after Governor forbids dine-in

Governor Kate Brown made the announcement that restaurants have to stop dine-in options in a press conference on Monday.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 5:00 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Following the sudden announcement by Governor Kate Brown on Monday that bars and restaurants in Oregon must go exclusively to take-out or delivery for at least four weeks as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, many local businesses have made the difficult decision to either close up shop or tighten their belts and make the transition.

“We don’t really know what to expect, so we’re prepped up normally. If it gets busier than we’ll be ready for it,” said Zack Thomas, owner of Catalyst Pizza Co in Grants Pass. Thomas relocated to Grants Pass after his business in Paradise, California was destroyed by fire.

Catalyst is a food cart, so they are uniquely outfitted for something like this — dining in has never been an option at Thomas' establishment.

"We kinda felt bad for everybody else that can only do take-out, so I think it’s important to remember them as well. You know, if you have somewhere that you always go on a Friday, maybe keep going there but do take-out. Don’t just think we’re open, because everyone else is, too," said Thomas. “It’s important for the small businesses to help each other out.”

Double R Pub in Rogue River, on the other hand, has had to shut down in the wake of Brown's announcement.

“There’s people asking me what our next step is, and I have no answers for them," said owner Joe McPherson. "At all.”

McPherson isn't sure how he or any of his employees are going to stay afloat in the meantime, when the shutdown could last even beyond the mandated four weeks.

Tap & Vine in Medford is one of many restaurants that usually relies on dine-in customers, but has pivoted to take-out in order to keep going in the meantime.

“I knew it was coming, I was kinda expecting two weeks," said general manager Adam Benson. "I didn’t expect the four weeks, but with the way things were going, I knew it was coming . . . with New York, and other states closing down restaurants.”

Benson said he's had to cut his employees from a staff of 64 down to a skeleton crew of only five. He urges the community to go out and support local restaurants by getting take-out or gift certificates — whatever people can do to help out.

NewsWatch 12 is working to find out what restaurants are remaining open and what form that will take. The list below is still evolving as we continue to check in with local businesses. If you own or work for a local restaurant, send us an email and let us know what you're doing at newsdesk@kdrv.com


TAKE-OUT OR DELIVERY:


Ashland

Medford

Talent/Phoenix

Central Point/White City

Eagle Point/Shady Cove

  • Miguel's - Open for take-out in Eagle Point and Shady Cove
  • Curb Your Appetite – Open for takeout and delivery with a daily dinner special Monday – Friday. Free delivery within city limits.

Grants Pass

Jacksonville

Rogue River / Wimer

Applegate/Ruch

  • Applegate Country Club - Open for take-out, will begin delivery of essential groceries in the area starting next week (eggs, milk, bread, cheese, orange juice, and flu medicine)
  • Provolt Country Store & Deli – Open for take-out from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

CLOSED:


  • Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland)
  • Double R Pub (Rogue River)
  • The River's Edge Restaurant (Grants Pass)
  • Caldera Brewing (Ashland)
  • Bricktown Brewing (Medford)
  • Big Town Hero (Central Point)
  • Barney's Better Burgers (Medford)
  • Goldrush Cider (Medford)
  • Debbie's Diner (Medford)

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