For Immediate Release:
March 16, 2020

Locals 8 Restaurant Group Responds to CT Governor’s Order

HARTFORD – Locals 8 Restaurant Group announced today, that as of 8 pm tonight, they will be complying with Governor Ned Lamont’s order of shutting down bars, restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters. This will remain in effect until further notice.

“We don’t want to let down our guests, our staff, and the communities we are part of. But sometimes in order to ‘come together,’ we need to stay apart. Coronavirus is changing our daily lives right now in drastic ways, but we will all get through this together. It’ll just take time. We need to be safe, stay healthy, and listen to the public health officials and government leaders who will guide us through this,” says Allie J. Gamble, founder, and CEO of Locals 8 Restaurant Group.

“Just like you, we are addressing uncharted developments hour by hour. Our goal is to ensure the safety of our staff, our communities, and the general public while we develop a plan to help and support the best we can in these unprecedented times,” adds Gamble.

Locals 8 is currently planning to provide to-go and delivery services. The restaurant group is strategizing to find the best, most responsible ways to provide safe, hot, fresh, and delicious food.

At this time, the following locations will stay open for take-out and delivery only. However, this is subject to change. Hours will be 12 pm – 8 pm, with a limited menu of the core dishes and entrees.

  • b DC Penn Quarter
  • b Glastonbury
  • b Milford
  • b Southington
  • b Springfield
  • b West Hartford

The following stores are in the process of evaluation for the best path forward:

  • b Fairfield
  • b Loudoun
  • b Simsbury
  • b Stamford
  • Butchers & Bakers
  • The Half Door
  • Tisane

“Our business was founded on, ‘The simple belief that good food and drink bring people together – and the world needs more connection.’ That’s our core. That’s who we are. So, this is really tough for all of us. Let’s be compassionate and the best versions of ourselves as we look after our families, support our communities, and help strangers,” says Gamble.

About Locals 8
Locals 8 Restaurant Group is the award-winning parent company of Plan b Restaurants, The Half Door, Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe, Butchers & Bakers, and Locals 8 Catering. Winners of best burger, beer, and bourbon across four states and nationally known for excellent job creation, the company was founded on the simple belief that good food and drink bring people together – and the world needs more connection.

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