CLOSED AS OF 6/28/20
We have decided to close down all operations until further notice.
We struggled with this decision, as we have been a staple in Cape Coral for so many people for nearly 16 years. We were a stop on the way home from work, a place to enjoy lunch with friends and co-workers, the dive bar where the staff knows what you’re drinking and would have it waiting in front of your bar stool before you even sat down.
We want to be that place again. And, hopefully soon, we will be.
When we heard the state’s decision last week to essentially close down bars again, preventing them to serve alcohol in house, we decided to do what other bars have resorted to in order to provide income for staff to support their families and continue serving loyal patrons and operate as a restaurant. We did that for 3 days. We could have continued to operate that way.
However, it is putting our staff & our guests (our FAMILY) at risk. It came to our attention that several cases of Covid-19 have possibly stemmed from other locations in SE Cape Coral and we did not want to be next. It would have been irresponsible of us to know we were putting our Dek Family and our actual families at risk of possibly coming in contact with this virus.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost their friend yesterday, AJ Mullins of the Collaboration Band, who sadly lost his battle with Coronavirus. We are keeping positive vibes going for Chuck Peterson, another area musician, and other members of the Collaboration Band who are hospitalized and undergoing treatment. This virus has hit closer to home than anyone anticipated.
We have been asked why we are closing since we were not directly affiliated with anyone who has recently been publicly identified as testing positive. Although the Collaboration Band never played at The Dek, we know they played at other area bars and restaurants and that we share the same patrons.
We want to stay safe for ourselves, our families and our community. And, more importantly, we want to see all of you on the other side of this thing when given the all clear!!!
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