KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Westport AleHouse will reopen on March 4 after voluntarily closing in November, it announced Friday.
The business closed in order to "in an effort to proactively protect staff members and the community by promoting social distancing," according to a news release.
The Wesport Ale House said ownership feels safe reopening due to a recent decline in COVID-19 cases and Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas' most recent public health order, which states that restaurants and bars can return to normal operating hours.
Warmer temperatures also will make it easier to execute outdoor dining, the owners said.
The business was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in September and temporary closed before choosing to close again in November.
Westport Ale House will continue to take additional safety protocols like virtual menus, sanitizing stations and requiring employees and customers to wear mask.