We MISS YOU! and we want to say THANK YOU for continuing to support our vision, our restaurant and our team during the last couple of months while we operated on a takeout and delivery only basis. We have been taking extra precautions with all of our employees and guests as safety is paramount. (Keep reading, our detailed protocol is below.)
*Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk you take by visiting any public location where people are present; while we do our best to adhere to all CDC safety recommendations, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.*
With our Florida Governor’s slow and strategic phases of reopening, we have slowly opened limited dining room operations and our expanded patio table offerings, Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00-8:00 pm. PLEASE to help us stay under dining capacity, click the reserve button and book a reservation so we are staffed and safe for you accordingly. This letter describes many (but not all) of the safety measures we have enabled as we get back to our “new normal.”
We also continue to serve you with takeout and delivery . We have online gift certificates easily available and thanks to the generosity of some donors and community outreach partnerships, we have been blessed during the past couple of months to support meals for families in need through the Banner Lake Club and have become a sponsor of the Boys’ & Girls’ Club. Altogether, we’ve provided over 3,000 meals to our community partners! WHOO HOO!
We love each of you in our community and are doing our best to follow all updates, CDC protocol & recommendations of the National Restaurant Association while safely accommodating our team and our patrons. Many have asked, “how’s business?” and we will tell you honestly, it’s way down- like 75% down- but, God willing, we’re in this for the long run for you and with you. The only way out is through. While we continue to research small business support options, to this point we are unsuccessful with any funding. (Not for lack of Jen’s countless HOURS of investigation and application!) Through this time, we’ve been making the best of the proverbial “limoncello out of lemons” we can with our family and staff while we navigate these uncharted waters. We hope you have, too.
Cheers and love~ Jen, Luis, Makani, Luke & The Grove Team
(below is Coronavirus update from 3/18)
Luis and I have been prayerfully watching and monitoring the developing situation with the Coronavirus and how it pertains to restaurants and gatherings. As you know, we have been taking extra precautions and heeding all CDC, local and federal regulations.
We have had to make a hard decision to provide guests with takeout and delivery only and to close the dining room until further notice. We have online gift certificates easily available and are now offering individual boxed lunches for distribution to community care organizations, including Banner Lake Club with thanks to some very generous locals and regular Grove guests.
This is not a decision we have come to lightly, but with watchful & prayerful hearts. As we have lived so many places around the world including Italy and heavily impacted Las Vegas, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are so many places, including our awesome families, staff and community.
Our hours of operation at this point for takeout & delivery will be 4:30-8:30, Tuesday-Sunday.
We love each of you in our community and are doing our best to accommodate schedules for our team while we research small business support options.
These are uncharted waters for our nation, our world, our community and certainly our family business. We pray your family remains calm & safe. With hope, Jen & Luis
We will cling to the promises of God in Psalm 91 and 2 Chronicles 7 during this time, and pray you will, too. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific needs, we’d be honored to serve you & pray with you.