TULS, Okla. — A popular Tulsa lunch spot is tightening its COVID-19 restrictions.
Starting July 21, Mother Road Market is closing its dining room and patio, and going back to curbside and online orders only.
The decision to revert back to curbside and to-go orders is to protect the safety of their staff and the community.
Referring to a temporary shutdown earlier this month, Mother Road Market closed its doors for two days to sanitize after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
When we asked them for an update, Claire Lemaster, with Mother Road Market, declined an interview. But, she sent us a statement saying all employees tested negative for the virus last week.
Mother Road Market's management said, "It is only a matter of time until we would face this situation again." They determined the curbside, to-go option was the best to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Lemaster also said rent would be adjusted for all merchants to offset revenue loss due to the switch.
One Mother Road Market fan, Ryan Mangus, said he's on board with this change.
“These things are put on hold, it’s not going anywhere. I advocate for the safety of the workers and the clientele. In fact, I was quite disappointed when I found out they were opening up for dine-in.
Mangus says Mother Road Market was one of his favorite spots to eat before the pandemic. Mangus believes city leaders should be taking a cue from the market by tightening government restrictions, too.
If you still want to enjoy Mother Road Market you can order online, curbside and to-go starting, Tuesday, July 21. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more details.
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