All tests negative, The Barrel House to reopen Tuesday

The Barrel House is poised to reopen for carryout Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 after all employees and direct family members tested negative for COVID-19 TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The Barrel House craft beer destination in downtown Dayton — which had closed temporarily late last week after a family member had come down with a fever after incidental contact with someone who had COVID-19 — will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 13 after all employees and their immediate family members tested negative for the virus, the shop’s owners announced on the store’s Facebook page today.

“We sincerely appreciate your patience, understanding, love and support,” Barrel House’s owners wrote. “With that said, being closed on Friday and Saturday (our two busiest days of the week) was a huge hit financially, during a time where we are already struggling. Our shelves are still packed full of last week’s arrivals and we need to sell it in order to get more new stuff in. We hope to see you this week!”

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The shop is open — for carryout and curbside pickup only — from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is now filling 12-ounce “shorties” bottles from its tap list in addition to growlers and crowlers, for carryout and curbside pickup.

No one who works at The Barrel House, 417 E Third St, Dayton, had symptoms of COVID-19, but owners said last week they were “trying to be overly cautious” with the shutdown and would re-open only when the entire staff had tested negative.

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