Uptown Saint John
Business Improvement Association
17 Canterbury Street, Suite 180
Saint John, NB, E2L 2C3
For Immediate Release
November 30th, 2020
Uptown Saint John would like to update you on the status of our service industry in the BIA.
As cases of COVID-19 increase in Saint John, the majority of our restaurants and bars have made the decision to voluntarily close their dining rooms. Some remain open for takeout orders. This is not due to exposure, but for the sake of their customers, staff, and the community. As a result, many of their employees are now out of work at a time when there should be hope and prosperity in the air.
This has not been an easy decision to make. Nor has this been the first time.
As an industry, they have made incredible investments to meet protocols including plexiglass barriers, advanced cleaning procedures, masked staff, and contact tracing. We applaud these business owners for their diligence and perseverance as they face this immense challenge together.
Some of our restaurants and bars have made the decision to remain open. It should be noted that these businesses have taken every precaution possible to ensure your comfort and safety as patrons.
Everyone is doing their part in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Uptown Saint John is urging everyone to join us and support these hard-hit businesses at a time when they need it most. We also invite our community to #LiftUpLocalSJ once again when we return to the yellow phase of recovery and our restaurants re-open for business.
When that day comes, and it will, they will open together, unified, and grateful to serve you once again in a safe and welcoming environment.
They miss you. They love you.