Three Glenwood South bars shuttered until spring
Posted December 9, 2020 11:51 p.m. EST
Updated December 10, 2020 10:01 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Three Glenwood South bars will close their doors for the next several months due to coronavirus and new state-implemented restrictions.
Alchemy and Cornerstone Tavern will remain closed until March 1, 2021, according to a Facebook post published Wednesday night.
The Village, which has the same ownership group, has also closed.
The bars cited a rise in coronavirus cases, cold outdoor weather and a new statewide curfew for the three-month closure, saying the three factors "create an environment where we can no longer provide the nightlife experience you have come to know and enjoy."
The post goes on to read that, "licensed as bars/nightclubs, we also feel it is our civic duty to take a break this winter and wait for the surge to pass through the distribution of a vaccine."
Before the pandemic, both Alchemy and Cornerstone Tavern often had lines out the doors stretching around the corner on a Friday or Saturday night. Now, under Gov. Roy Cooper's order, alcohol sales must cease at 9 p.m. and a curfew is in place at 10 p.m. -- meaning people should leave their homes for essential errands only.
According to the post, owners have plans to open "several large new bars" on Glenwood South in the spring.
Over the summer, Glenwood South became an area of of concern by officials and residents. Photos and videos show large crowds of maskless people gathering outdoors.