Monday, May 11th, 2020
An update for our community, customers and friends…
Joel and I hope that everyone has been able to stay safe and healthy during last several weeks. For those who haven’t we wish you a quick and full recovery. Also, we want to send out a huge thank you to all the folks who have sent us messages of support, your concern has been truly appreciated.
During the time off we have been preparing for our re-opening and are planning for an early June timeline in accordance with the Province of Manitoba Guidelines. Once Club 200 is open we will be continuing with our previously implemented enhanced cleaning/sanitizing schedule as well as some extra additions.
· Sneeze guards at the service areas and along the bar top.
· Guests will be provided with sanitizer for their hands when entering the Club.
· Multiple sanitizing stations set up around the space for guests to use at their discretion.
· Making use of disposable glassware for beer and liquor.
· Staff will have masks provided to help protect everyone.
· Extra staff will be working to help with keeping the space clean and sanitized.
· Following social distancing recommendations and spacing out the tables.
· Food and liquor menu offered online.
· Observing and following all guidelines set out by the proper authorities.
Those are a few things safety wise we are doing, and we will continue to add/subtract to these measures as the situation evolves and changes.
There is also going to be some FUN stuff planned too!!! John and I are working on getting together a great new food menu for dine in and take out…fresh Happy Hour specials…your favourite entertainers are back and like always a few surprises!!!
Watch our Facebook, Instagram, and www.club200.ca for our official re-opening date and upcoming events…we can’t wait to welcome the whole community back home!
Friday, April, 17th, 2020
Happy Friday from Club 200!!!
Just wanted to update all our community, customers, and friends on what’s happening with the Club…the short answer…not a lot right now! LOL!!!
Joel and I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! Plans are underway for when we re-open and hopefully, we will be able to announce a date soon when the Club can open again!
Stay tuned for show and event announcements but until then check out some of the great entertainment being provided online by some of our favourites. We will try our best to post links on our Facebook page for you to show your support.
Stay safe everyone!
Allen, Joel, and the Staff at Club 200
March 18th, 2020
An update from Club 200 for our customers, friends, and community…
Please understand that this is a decision that Joel and I have been wrestling with for the last few days but one we feel that we are forced to make. As of today, we are closing Club 200 for the next two weeks due to the COVID - 19 virus and it’s spread. This is out of our control at this point and according to every authority on the subject is the only responsible thing to do. During the next two weeks we are going to continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate our position day to day.
The Club has been the biggest part of our lives for the last 30 years and this isn’t a decision we took lightly. We are aware that the Club for many folks isn’t just a bar but literally their home away from home, support structure, and only social outlet. At the end of the day the safety of our staff, customers, and their loved ones outweighs any benefit in remaining open.
Check back on our Facebook page and website for the re-opening date….and know that we are going to have one GIANT party when we do!
Stay safe and healthy,
Allen and Joel
March 16th, 2020
An update from Club 200 for our customers, friends, and community…
Over the last several days the situation around the COVID – 19 virus has been fast moving and frankly hard to digest and interpret how that is going to affect our daily lives. At the Club it has been no different than what many of us are experiencing at home and in our work lives – a lot of uncertainty and concern. It is difficult to find a balance between being responsible to our community and also being responsible to the business.
Like most people we want to do the “right thing” while recognizing there are real and practical consequences to whatever choice we make.
In light of that we have made the incredibly difficult decision along with our partners, entertainers, and promoters to postpone planned events for the next several weeks. Please check back often for the rescheduled dates of the shows you were looking forward to.
The Club will however remain open for now during our regular hours of 4 PM to 2 AM until we have a chance to further evaluate the situation and receive direction from the proper authorities including the government and the healthcare professionals.
For those who do attend the Club be assured that we take all of our health and safety seriously and are continuing to elevate our cleaning and sanitizing of the space. Please take care not only at the Club but in any public places to wash your hands frequently, use sanitizers, and not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you are not feeling well please do not attend, stay home, and get well.
With things changing quickly please check back here and on our website for updates.
Sincerely Allen, Joel and the Club 200 staff.
March 12th, 2020
A note to our valued customers, community, and friends…
With recent events happening in the world surrounding the COVID – 19 virus, we know that there are many of you who have valid concerns about contracting it while attending public places and events.
We share many of those concerns and understand how you may be feeling. The Club would like you to know that we have begun taking additional precautions to maintain a healthy and safe environment for you all.
Over the last several days we have asked the staff to be even more vigilant than normal in keeping the space clean and sanitized.
Some of the enhancements we have added to our regular policies are:
• Using a recommended food grade disinfectant to clean all tables, chairs/stools, and other surfaces we all come in contact with several times throughout each shift.
• Hourly disinfecting of door handles and push bars at the entrance of the bar and the washrooms along with more frequent cleaning of the washroom surfaces.
• Reminders to all staff on proper hand washing techniques and impressing how important it is to wash often and use sanitizers in between washing.
• Instructions to the staff to inform customers where we have sanitizer for them to use to protect themselves.
• Requesting that anyone who is not feeling well not to report to work.
When you are attending the Club over the next several weeks, we ask that you help in keeping everyone, especially the more vulnerable members of our community safe. You can do this by covering your cough and sneeze, effectively washing your hands, and making use of the hand sanitizer provided. If you are not feeling well please reconsider attending.
Additionally, we are seeking advice from the proper authorities about other steps and procedures we can use to keep us all safe.
Thank you all for you care, concern, and understanding…
Allen, Joel, and all the Staff at Club 200
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