Downtown Flint Restaurant Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID
A popular downtown Flint eatery announced they would be temporarily closing their doors after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
XOLO, the Latin street food & tequila bar located off S. Saginaw Street, posted to their Facebook page Thursday afternoon that they would be shutting down for deep cleaning after learning of the positive case with one of their staff members.
In the post, the restaurant notes that they will also making sure all employees are testing before returning back to work. They indicate that the employee that tested positive was symptom free during their last worked shift on September 19th.
Comments to the Facebook page were mostly inquiring when exactly the employee last worked a shift and applauding the transparency. XOLO does say they will post a reopening date, "Once we have completed all of the health departments requirements and feel our employees are safe to return".
Back in July Flint's Soggy Bottom Bar closed after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19. Grand Blanc's Little Joes Tavern was also forced to close temporarily for the same reasons in July as well. Both reopened after cleaning and confirmation of negative testing of employees.
XOLO opened in November of last year in downtown Flint. The unique and trendy spot took over the location formerly occupied by Table & Tap. The Flint favorite is owned by Spencer Ruegsegger, who co-owns The Eberson along with wife Kristy Bearse and their business partner Phil Shaltz.