Updated June 29, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The Golden Tiki will reopen on Thursday after temporarily closing as a COVID-19 precaution.
The bar decided to briefly close Monday after management became “aware that possible exposure to a person who later tested positive (for COVID-19) took place over the weekend at the venue.”
Citing “an abundance of caution,” the Chinatown bar’s management announced it will initiate a deep cleaning of the premises and have all staff tested and cleared before they reopen.
In a statement announcing the move, the Tiki’s co-owner and creator Branden Powers says, “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and staff. So we want to be absolutely certain that everything is all clear.”