Kettlestrings Tavern embraces stay home advisory

Late in the evening on November 15, Kettlestrings Tavern, at 800 S Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, announced they had made the difficult decision to temporarily cease service on their heated outdoor patio due to rising COVID-19 cases in Chicagoland and the stay at home advisory in the area.

Saying via Facebook:

“While we believe that outdoor dining can be done safely and warmly (well, warm enough), we are not comfortable encouraging you, our friends, to leave your homes given the expanding stay at home advisory.”

Kettlestrings has adjusted their hours to reflect peak times for delivery and carryout orders. Owners will reopen the patio when the time is right to do so.

Nightclub strikes the right tone

On November 14, FitzGeralds, at 6615 Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, suspended on-premises operations indefinitely due to rising COVID-19 cases in Chicagoland.

Saying via Facebook:

“While we believe that our outdoor masked-up patio shows are a very safe environment, encouraging y’all to leave your homes while the authorities say the opposite just doesn’t feel right.”

Plans for reopening FitzGeralds are not clear at this time, but club owner, Will Duncan, promises to share some evolving plans for their future in the coming days.

FizGeralds’ announcement came on the heels of Berwyn’s Mayor, Robert Lovero, making the  controversial decision not enforce Governor Pritzker’s indoor dining ban.

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