Over the last few days newsfeeds have been flooded with cancellations and news of temporary closures for local businesses and restaurants. Tampa's largest food hall, Armature Works, has joined the roster of temporary closures as of Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m. The food hall released a statement addressing coronavirus concerns and the potential impact the concept could have on the community.
"[...] we will temporarily close Armature Works, its surrounding areas and with the full support of our vendors, we will also close all 20 food and drink and retail concepts," the release reads. AW is also suspending all delivery and takeout services to decrease the probability of spreading the virus, as well as postponing all public and private events.
"We deeply care about our team members and their families and understand the impact these closures make on their lives. We are actively working on a plan to compensate our team members for missed work." Check the stalls websites to see if you can help them out by buying merch or gift cards so you can chow down once Armature Works opens back up for business.
Until then, take advantage of the free delivery provided by UberEats and stay safe.