Monday update

Updated Tuesday, May 5

Here’s a list of the Downtown businesses that have announced their plans for today, the first day of Phase 1 of the city/county Back-to-Business Framework, or to put it another way, the end of house arrest. I am only listing places where their plans were posted/tweeted, announced to the media, or told personally to me by a manager or higher. No hearsay.

  • 117 Prime – closed as they decide how to best move forward
  • Alcenia’s – dine-in closed for now
  • Aldo’s Pizza Pies – dining room closed for now, curbside and delivery available
  • Automatic Slim’s – open for dine-in 4 PM Mon, Tue, Fri; 9 AM Sat-Sun
  • Bardog – dine-in closed for the time being; take-out and delivery available
  • Blind Bear – open for dine-in 11 AM-12 AM; will eventually return to regular hours
  • Blues City Cafe – closed, “will give it a few weeks”
  • Central BBQ – will continue to focus on take-out and online for now
  • Cordelia’s Market – outside seating open but not inside seating yet; feedback from customers encouraged re: when to open for dine-in
  • Dyer’s – open for dine-in
  • Flying Saucer – open for dine-in
  • Flight – open for dine-in with full menu
  • Huey’s – will remain to-go for now
  • Jerry Lawler’s on Beale – open for dine-in with limited hours
  • Kooky Canuck – dine-in open with limited menu and reduced hours
  • Local – will be training their staff on proper procedures this week; will remain take-out and delivery for now
  • Maciel’s – will remain take-out and delivery for now
  • Majestic Grille – closed for now
  • Mollie Fontaine’s – closed for now
  • Paulette’s – opening for dine-in starting Tuesday, May 5
  • Puck Food Hall – not open for dine-in; will have CSA boxes available. Will also have coffee, gelato, and large format meals available for curbside pick-up
  • River Time Market & Deli – will continue their grab & go and pick-up just inside the door for now
  • Rizzo’s by Michael Patrick – outside seating open; employees only inside; curbside pickup available
  • South Main Sushi – will remain take-out for now, dine-in later this month
  • South of Beale – no dine-in (still doing takeout)
  • Sunrise – no dine-in (still doing takeout)
  • Tamp & Tap – closed until about May 11, then online and curbside. Will play it by ear when to open dine-in
  • Tin Roof – re-opening Tuesday, May 5; Cinco de Mayo specials on the 5th
  • Westy’s – posted “apparently Monday is the opening day,” so that sure sounds like they’ll be open for dine-in today

Don’t see your favorite place of business listed? Best bet is to Google their phone number and call them and ask them their plans. I would not assume any place would be open for dine-in. As you can see from the list above, a lot of proprietors are taking it slow with re-opening.

There’s a Twitter account called Used to Be a Pizza Hut featuring buildings that used to be Pizza Huts.

Truth right here:

Mother’s Day news from Sunrise:

RealClearPolitics has begun its electoral map projections for November. There are more toss-up states than I have seen in a long time. All the Obama-McCain and Obama-Romney toss-up states are toss-ups again, and so are Arizona, Texas, and Georgia.

All right, everyone. Let’s turn on our phone cameras and do the #SocialDistancing dance challenge of the day to show everyone we #StayedHome!


Nah, screw that. Let’s go get a beer.