Not Just To-Go anymore

Lynn Griffin says Rustic Station in Bailey is open for business again, but dining out will not be quite the same for customers, employees or business owners, as in-house dining is limited to 50 percent capacity. (Photo by Kylee Pemberton/The Flume)

As of May 27, Rustic Station opened its doors to the public for in-house dining.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis permits restaurants to open again with strict guidelines.

Guidelines include eight-foot spacing between parties, and operating at just 50 percent capacity. Employees are required to wear masks, gloves, and to perform frequent deep-cleaning.

Rustic Station Manager Lynn Griffin assures the public that her restaurant is strictly following the guidelines.

“We remodeled everything, to ensure everything was clean,” Griffin said. “We continue to scrub every inch of this place.”

Currently, Rustic Station only provides take-out and dine-in services. Unfortunately, reservations are not being taken at this time due to limited seating that is required by state guidelines.

However, according to Lynn, management is “discussing the possibility” of opening the bar area soon, allowing for more seating.

Rustic Station staff has had to learn a new way to work during the coronavirus epidemic. It has been difficult for customers to hear through employees’ masks, and that sometimes results in communication issues.

Through the many complications and adaptations, Rustic Station remains grateful for the community support they have received throughout the course of the pandemic.

“Public health is important to us, so we are strictly following the guidelines,” Griffin said. “We are grateful and appreciative that our Bailey community never stopped supporting us.”

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