Restaurants can reopen Today, as Metro begins Phase 1 of rebooting economy
By Marq Burnett – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal
Nashvillians can soon dine out again for the first time in nearly two months. Restaurants and bars that serve food will be allowed to open at 50% capacity on May 11, as a part of Phase 1 of Mayor John Cooper’s reopening plan for Music City. Bars and entertainment venues will remain closed. The current plan is to have them reopen in Phase Three. Cooper detailed the city's four-phased opening plan last month. Restaurants were told to close their dining rooms on March 20 due to the spread of Covid-19.
Phase 1 will also allow retail stores and commercial businesses to open at half capacity. In addition to bars, gyms and high-touch businesses, like salons, will remain closed. On Monday, May 11, we will begin Phase One of the #RoadmapforReopeningNashville. Retail stores, commercial businesses, and restaurants may open at 1/2 capacity. Gyms, high-touch businesses such as hair salons, and bars will remain closed.
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) May 7, 2020