As Boston businesses make choices about the best decision to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many are choosing to close their doors. Below is a statement from Time Out Market:
Time Out Market Boston in the Fenway is closed temporarily as of Monday morning, March 16. The market will be closed for as long as required to fully support the local and global efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.After closely monitoring the latest developments, this very difficult decision was taken following updates from both health authorities and local government. More importantly, the decision was taken in the best interests of public health and in order to prioritize the wellbeing and safety of our guests, employees, their families, concessionaires and their teams, as well as the wider community.
Everyone at Time Out Market hopes to reopen soon, and the team will constantly monitor and evaluate the situation and share updates as they become available. However, timings will be highly dependent on the duration and severity of the virus outbreak as well as the response by both government and consumers.
Right now, no takeout or delivery service is being offered by the vendors at the market.
Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market, said: ¡°These are unprecedented times and nothing matters more than the health and safety of our guests, teams, concessionaires and the local community as a whole. We have decided to temporarily close, as it is our responsibility to do our part to protect everybody – we are looking forward to reopening when it is safe and to once again welcome guests to Time Out Market.
“We would like to encourage everyone to support those local businesses that are able to remain open, in particular the venues of our Time Out Market chefs and restaurateurs which are amongst the best of the city. Many offer home deliveries and gift cards – now is the time to support them,” he said.