Fort Worth restaurant closures top this week’s 5 most-read stories

Editor’s note: A lot has happened this week. The coronavirus pandemic has continued to dominate daily life in Fort Worth – and so has the headlines. Here is your chance to be caught up. Read on for the week’s most popular stories.

1. These restaurants in Fort Worth have had to temporarily close due to coronavirus. It’s not “goodbye”, it’s “see you later”. That is the hope for these Fort Worth restaurants, which have decided to cease operations during the COVID-19 outbreak that has forced bars and restaurants to close their dining rooms. Here’s an on-going list of who’s gone dark – temporarily only.

2. Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties have a “Safe Work” coronavirus policy. In their fight against the spread of COVID-19, Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, and other Tarrant County cities expanded their disaster statements on March 24 – but not issued the same shelter-in-place missions issued by Dallas and other major cities.

3. The beloved grocery store in West Fort Worth says goodbye after 77 years. Independent grocer Roy Pope Grocery, a West Fort Worth institution for nearly eight decades, has decided to leave the company. The owners made the announcement on March 19 in a letter posted in the store asking customers to “renew cherished memories of this home.”

4. Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants are wading through the confusion of COVID-19 regarding mixed drinks to take away. When Texas governor Greg Abbott forced restaurants to only perform pickup and delivery operations, he threw a lifeline with a waiver that allowed them to deliver alcoholic beverages as well. However, there was confusion about what constitutes a “mixed drink”.

5. Fort Worth Preschool Teachers Share 5 Fun Backyard Activities To Cure Cabin Fever. Being cooped up at home can take a toll on anyone. Add young children to the scenario, and “protection on the ground” could create a whole new level of cabin fever. Experts from Fort Worth preschools and daycare centers share creative ways to have fun in your own backyard while you stay at home.

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