With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus ramping up -- and many cities ordering bars, restaurants and clubs closed -- City Winery has announced that all of their locations nationwide are temporarily closing. Those include Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington, DC and their new NYC home at Pier 57 which was set to open in April. Their statement:

Dear City Winery Patrons,

To combat the spread of the virus, we are complying with the momentum and taking the important, painful step of temporarily ceasing all City Winery operations nationally until further notice. As an organization, we have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to find a way to be able to operate safely and responsibly so that we can support our employees, guests, and artistic community. We have tried to set an example for how to balance safe social distancing without total hibernation. But at this point, we are heartbroken to admit that we no longer believe that this is possible.

We do not take this decision lightly, and we recognize the profound impact it will have on thousands of lives. We intend to support our temporarily suspended team members as best we can by continuing our contributions to their health insurance premiums.

Taking care of our communities is part of the City Winery DNA, and this step, though painful, is a necessary one. We will continue to communicate with you on our efforts during this crisis, and we look forward to sharing hopeful news of upcoming shows very soon.

Michael Dorf
CEO & Founder