Brown said the restaurant plans to use the same safety precautions employed at State Fare. Employees will wear masks and gloves, practice social distancing and receive regular temperature checks, while the restaurant will be open at half capacity.
Despite the challenges, Holsey felt it necessary to move forward with the opening.
“We feel like we will be adding another restaurant to all the other great restaurants in Catonsville,” he said.
Brown, too, said he hopes the restaurant will add to the dining experience in Catonsville.
“Each of these restaurants bring their own personality and I hope we can add to that,” he said. “There are a lot of unique spots and I hope this will be one more.”
Joe Poisal, president of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, said it means a lot for the community to be able to open a restaurant at a time when many have faced challenges.
“I think this restaurant is one example of how vibrant the business climate is in Catonsville,” he said. “These restaurants are continuing to make it through these tough times and they are relying on the community to help support them.”