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Memphis’ Rendezvous to close dine-in voluntarily for now

The restaurant owners say they will continue with curbside, delivery, and shipping.
Credit: RendezvousMemphis, Facebook

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In a Facebook post, the owners of downtown Memphis’ Rendezvous restaurant say they are voluntarily closing dine-in at the restaurant, for now.

The restaurant will continue doing curbside, delivery, and shipping.

The following is the statement posted to social media:

“We’ve been thinking about this for a while - honestly, since we reopened. We all met last Wednesday to talk through maybe going back to just curbside, delivery and supporting our shipping kitchen. At that time, most, if not all, voted to stay open. 

Well, this week we’ve decided to close for dine-in. 

Nothing has really changed, except that operating in this environment is hard, stressful and scary. This isn’t political or any sort of statement - it’s just us being tired and nervous for our staff, for our customers and for our community. 

We will be open for curbside, shipping, delivery, and catering. We truly hope you all understand and will still support us by ordering all. Thank you to all who have supported us so far, and we hope that continues.”

The coal chute gave him a vent for his considerable talent over a grill, and allowed him to expand from ham-and-cheese sandwiches to ribs. Today, several thousand people on an average Saturday night pour into our basement and sink their teeth into a slab of what makes Memphis, well, Memphis.

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