February 28, 2021
The Trustees have felt that at this time, business has been sufficient to be open on Thursday. Business hours will be 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
To reiterate: Thursday - Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
As a reminder, when there is a lodge meeting on Thursday, you must attend the meeting if you are in the building when the meeting is in progress.
Trustees of Painesville 549
February 12, 2021
The bar will re-open tomorrow.
The hours are as follows:
Friday and Saturday - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
These are the hours and days we will be open. We will add times and hours as business picks up. The Trustees understand that the governor has allowed bars and restaurants to stay open until 11:00 pm. We have chosen not to do that yet. The kitchen will not be open, but there will be some snacks and hot dogs to purchase.
The same rules as before we closed apply. Mask must be on when entering and while you are moving about. Please try to stay seated and keep social distancing in mind. We have had members pass away from COVID and we don't want to see anymore. The bartender has the ability to ask you to leave if you cannot follow the rules. Please do not take your frustrations out on our employees, they are doing what the Trustees have set forth. If you have issues contact a Trustee.
Trustees of Painesville #549
February 2, 2021
To the Members of Painesville Elks Lodge # 549,
The trustees have met and have worked out the final details. We will be reopening the bar on Friday, February 12th. The hours will be Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will have hot dogs and chips and possibly some microwaveable foods to offer. We are starting out with just the weekends until we can get a feel for the number of members that will be using the bar. If we feel we can open other days, we certainly will do that. The restaurant will remain closed until we get to a point that it is feasible to bring more staff back.
We look forward to seeing all of you again and ask for your patience and understanding while we reopen and working whatever wrinkles we may face along the way.
Trustees of Painesville Elks Lodge 549
P.S. See below
January 30, 2021
Dear Members of Elks Lodge # 549 BPOE,
Earlier this week the Trustees of the Lodge met and discussed the reopening of the Lodge. We have followed that meeting up with numerous texts, phone calls and emails. Following discussion with key staff members that would be needed to reopen the bar area, we have made great strides in accomplishing that. We have a target date and should be open once we are able to schedule employees to cover. To begin we will be open Friday, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will adjust times once we have a few weeks of working out any wrinkles we may experience. If the attendance is strong and we are covering our expenses, we will open up other days and adjust hours accordingly.
Our startup costs will be minimal. After looking at what we would be faced with, it should only be a new beer order. Remember, the kitchen will not be open at this time and we have not set a date for that. We are exploring other options that may allow us to have limited kitchen services.
One of the reasons we closed earlier was obviously due to Covid-19 and the restrictions that were placed upon us and those safety protocols we put into place to protect you while enjoying your Lodge. We will not be making any changes to these protocols. We feel we need to keep these in place to protect members and staff. We have lost members to this virus. We will not put anyone in harm's way. With that being said, we will have a zero-tolerance policy. If you do not have a mask on when you are not seated and actively eating and drinking, you will not be served and will be asked to comply. If you do not wish to comply, you will be asked to leave the premises. We do not feel this is too much to ask. Everywhere we go whether it is a restaurant, bar or store, the same is asked of you there as well.
We appreciate your patience during this time. It has been difficult for everyone involved and we look forward to getting your Lodge reopened. The trustees are still working hard at finding ways to save money on every day operating expenses. With no events or rentals, it has significantly cut into our revenue. This will be an ongoing task for us. Please know that we have everyone’s interest in mind, and we are trying to keep the Lodge open during these difficult times.
Trustees of Painesville Elks Lodge # 549