Temporarily shuttering last week after disclosing that two members of its staff tested positive for COVID-19, Mission Ave Bar and Grill is back in business. In its initial Facebook post announcing the closure, the restaurant said, “Although it is not required to shutdown, as a business serving the public, we feel that the safety of our staff and the people we serve is our highest priority.” The restaurant went on to say that it would be testing every employee before reopening to make sure that everyone came back with negative results.
Executive chef William Eick, who also runs Matsu, Mission Avenue’s Japanese pop-up, tells Eater that they are scheduled to reopen today, after having received test results for all returning employees and thoroughly sanitizing the restaurant.
Last week, the neighboring Masters Kitchen and Cocktail also closed after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The South Coast Highway restaurant and bar shared that it would be shuttering for two weeks and reopening on Wednesday, July 8.