It is important for us to address all of our customers, as most of you who have become friends, and some of you have become family, about this current crisis that we are facing. We are beside ourselves knowing the toll that this will take on our employees, our community and service industry workers everywhere. We knew we would have to be prepared to take extra safety precautions, but never expected telling our servers and bartenders that they would not have any hours for work the next two weeks.
After much debate, we have realized that there is not much we can do – we just have to play the cards we have been dealt. Our plan is to offer a takeout menu of our most popular items for curbside pick up (menu below). This is not ideal but we are happy that some of our staff will be able to work. We won’t be raising prices, and gratuities are not necessary. Officials tell us that pick-up poses less of a health risk and we will continue to take every precaution as the health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority.
As for our banquet hall, it is with great sadness that we must accept that all banquets must be canceled until March 30th. With heavy hearts we have to postpone two weddings, a baby shower, and the Vintage Faire. Putting a pause on some of the happiest days has been a hard pill to swallow but we are choosing to trust in our leaders and in God that we are doing the right and safest thing for our customers.
Overall, we urge you to continue to support local businesses. Not just us, although we would love to serve you lunch, but all of those around the community who could use the revenue and positive reinforcement. Order takeout, buy gift certificates to spend in the future, share social media updates – anything to support. We also ask that you help those you can. Many will be facing hard times, with food and toilet paper shortages, loss of wages, kids home from school ect., there will be many among us who could use an extra hand – or some burgers to feed their family.
In closing, we wish you all to stay healthy, and informed. We promise to see you soon,
Chapin’s East and the Twin Rail Pub