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Three Café Hollander locations, along with Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club, are now open for in-person dining, offering limited indoor and outdoor seating and having all of its staff members wear face masks.
The Tosa Village Beer Garden is also opening Wednesday for the summer season, along with the Café Hollander locations in Brookfield, Mequon and Wauwatosa.
The Lowlands Group reopened the restaurants for carryout, curbside and delivery service May 12. They had been closed since March 19 as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club, the Lowlands Group’s newest restaurant, opened April 17 for takeout on Fridays and Saturdays.
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“As it reopens its dining rooms and patios, Lowlands Group is closely following all public health guidelines and restaurant best practices outlined by the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and (Wisconsin Restaurant Association),” a news release said.
There will be many safety measures in effect at Lowlands’ restaurants, including menus only being used once; chairs, booths and table tops sanitized after every use; staff members having to pass daily health screenings; sanitizer stations provided for all guests; groups limited to six people or less; waiting areas limited and capacity limited to 50% or less.
The restaurant group’s other Milwaukee-area locations, including Café Hollander on Downer, Café Benelux in the Third Ward, and Centraal Grand Café and Tappery in Bay View, will continue to offer carry out and delivery service. The City of Milwaukee’s stay-at-home order remains in effect with in-person dining still barred at restaurants.
The Café Hollander restaurants in Brookfield, Mequon and Wauwatosa are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club and Tosa Village Beer Garden, located over the Menomonee River on West State Street, are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
The Lowlands Group is one of many restaurants to reopen after receiving a Paycheck Protection Program loan.
Lowlands Group CEO Eric Wagner said the loan helped them originally reopen for takeout and delivery.
Jordyn Noennig of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel helped contribute to this report.
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