GALLERY: Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth businesses grapple with coronavirus restrictions

Colorful yard signs decorate the roadside near Medical City Alliance hospital. The signs spell out, "Heroes Work Here." (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Colorful yard signs decorate the roadside near Medical City Alliance hospital. The signs spell out, "Heroes Work Here." (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Colorful yard signs decorate the roadside near Medical City Alliance hospital. The signs spell out, "Heroes Work Here." (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Makeshift signs have been made by a number of local businesses in order to advertise current services. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Multiple temporary yard signs advertise current options for restaurants at Keller Town Center. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Messages of hope from the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce can be found throughout town. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The streets are bare on what would normally be a busy weekday afternoon at Alliance Town Center in northeast Fort Worth. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A normally crowded sidewalk at Alliance Town Center sits empty outside of a number of nonessential business that have been forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An inspirational message is displayed outside a local bakery in downtown Roanoke. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Summer Moon Wood Fired Coffee in Keller is still providing customers a number of options to get their coffee. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The only options for many bars and taverns in the area to stay open have been to-go and delivery services. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Like other breweries in the area, Soulfire Brewing Co. in Roanoke is now offering beer to go. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parking lot sits empty at the Cinemark movie theater at Alliance Town Center. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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There is a noticeable lack of customers outside of JCPenney at Alliance Town Center in northeast Fort Worth. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Nonessential businesses throughout the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area are finding ways to inform customers of closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Because they are considered essential businesses, many local grocery stores, such as Tom Thumb in Keller, are enforcing social distancing practices and providing special hours for seniors to shop. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Jack & Grill, a local restaurant in Roanoke, is one of the few dining establishments in the area seeking to hire new employees. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A number of local restaurants remain open for carryout and delivery at the Oak St Food & Brew food hall in downtown Roanoke. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The effects of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions in place due to the COIVD-19 virus are visible at businesses throughout Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. Many businesses have created new signage, adjusted their hours or closed down altogether.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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