Hawkers in St. Pete will temporarily close due to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

It is unknown if any of Hawker’s employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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Hawkers Asian Street Fare, located on St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue, will “proactively close.”

In a Monday Facebook post, the restaurant announced that the closure will allow for “additional CDC-approved deep cleaning procedures through every nook & cranny in the restaurant, as a purely preemptive precaution while the St. Pete area experiences this spike in cases.”

It is unknown if any of Hawker’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, there is no secure reopening date, but it will be announced on Hawkers' social media “when it’s safe and responsible to reopen.”

The announcement from Hawkers comes as Jannus Live, which is one mile away from the restaurant, closed three bars after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier today, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. announced that two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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Christopher Cann

Christopher is a current journalism student at the University of Florida. His past work can be seen at Ears to Feed, The Independent Florida Alligator and Cigar City Management. 

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