In the interim, restaurants throughout Spring and Klein have closed their dining rooms, with several temporarily expanding or adding to-go, delivery and curbside pickup options.
One of those local businesses is Liquid Bean Cafe, which opened in Old Town Spring in August. Owned by husband and wife Charles and Rhonda Blair, Rhonda Blair said the business has experienced a decline in sales, and, like many restaurants, is concerned with how they will keep the doors open.
"The best way the community can support us is by utilizing our takeout options or buying gift cards now to use later," Blair said. "The name-brand places will be fine, but us locals have to go above and beyond to keep going."
Lieb, who had to close the chamber office earlier this week and cancel and postpone several events—including the annual Economic Outlook Forum—said he was concerned with the long-term effects this unprecedented event could have on the local economy.
"This outbreak has greatly reduced the flow of dollars through the economy, and any prolonged disruption could send us into a longer-term recession," Lieb said. "At first I thought this was going to be a temporary setback, similar to Hurricane Harvey, but my thinking has changed. I hope I am wrong."
To help ease the financial hardship caused by coronavirus, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a waiver to allow for the delivery of beer, wine and mixed drinks, effective March 18.
Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting Spring and Klein-area businesses and restaurants to learn the latest updates on how they are managing as more calls for social distancing are made at the regional, state and federal levels. The latest updates can be found below.
Readers and business owners can share updates with the Spring and Klein editorial team by emailing email@example.com or calling 512-989-6808. This list is not comprehensive.
- Potatoe Patch is testing out delivery within a 7- to 8-mile radius between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m.; the measure is being put in place to try to keep as many servers working as possible.
- Liquid Bean Cafe is doing takeout and curbside orders for the time being. Orders can be placed ahead of time by calling 936-444-3130 or in person at the side door. For curbside, patrons can enter the driveway through Gentry Street and exit through Preservation Park.
- Kings Blu Jam Cafe has opened a drive-thru, and to-go orders can be placed ahead of time by calling 713-389-5555 or online. Delivery is also available through DoorDash and UberEats.
- Lasagna House-1960 is offering pickup and deliveries through Favor, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates. In addition to offering its full menu for individual to-go meals, the restaurant can also prepare family meals to-go, can sell beer and wine to-go, and is offering a 20% bonus on gift cards.
- While the dining room at Valley Ranch Grill & Barbeque remains closed, patrons can continue to utilize the restaurant’s drive-thru and dedicated to-go order area for individual and family-size meals. Orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-376-1588 or 281-376-1594.
- Thistle Draftshop is offering curbside pickup service for its food and beer on tap, which are available to go in 32 ounce crowlers.
- Both owned by Brad and Effie Stees, Envy Wine Room is open on a limited basis for bottles and to-go food through the business’s boutique/retail side, while Prohibition Texas is offering curbside service for its food. The boutique will be open Thu.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and curbside service will be available Fridays from 4-9 p.m., Saturdays from noon-8 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling 281-528-9868.
- Adriatic Cafe Spring is offering carryout/pickup and delivery services through DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats. Orders can be placed by calling 832-813-8788 or online.
- Ellen’s Cafe is offering curbside service, and orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-353-9229.
- Mak’s Sports Bar + Grill will not be utilizing takeout services. The restaurant will resume business after the 15-day mandate from Harris County officials is lifted.
- 11 Below Brewing Co.’s taproom will be closed due to the 15-day mandate from Harris County officials. The brewery will instead open a beer-to-go drive-thru from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Customers purchasing cases of beer will receive a $4 discount.
- In addition to offering family-sized takeout meals available for pickup or delivery, The Butler House plans to offer drive-in movie nights on their outdoor patio, allowing customers to order food and watch movies from their car.
- In compliance with Harris County’s 15-day mandate, Abby’s Bagels & More is offering takeout orders for curbside pickup.
- Although customers are unable to drink their bubble tea in-store, specialty drink eatery ULike Tea is offering to-go drink orders.
- Craft Grill and Craft Grill Breakfast Club are offering curbside pickup service at both locations. Craft Grill orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-255-2396, while Craft Grill Breakfast Club orders can be placed in advance by calling 832-400-9800. Delivery is also available for both restaurants through Favor.
- Pizza Zone is offering carryout, delivery and curbside pickup upon request for all menu items. Deliveries are not made through third-party services and are instead, made by Pizza Zone's team of 17 drivers. Orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-288-8500 or online.
- Bloofin Sushi & Bar is offering take out and curbside pickup, as well as delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats.
- Rockfish Seafood Grill is offering takeout and delivery through Uber Eats. The restaurant is also offering a deal where those who buy less than $500 in gift cards get 10% extra in gift cards and those who buy more than $500 in gift cards receive an extra 15% in gift cards. Orders can be placed online or by calling 281-587-2900.
- Hasta la Pasta Italian Grill is offering takeout and delivery through Uber Eats Sun.-Thu. from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from 11a.m.-9 p.m. The restaurant is also offering a four for $35 option on the pans-to-go menu and 25% off all bottles of wine with the purchase of a takeout order. Orders can be placed in advance by calling 832-717-7676.
- Southern Yankee Beer Company is offering its full food menu and crowler/bottle list to-go from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and is now offering craft beer delivery through HopDrop. The business is also offering free cheese or pepperoni pizza to those in the service industry who have been laid off due to the coronavirus crisis (limit one pizza per person).
- Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen is offering curbside pickup Thu.-Sat. from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The eatery is also offering 25% off all to-go food, beer and wine. Orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-719-0360.
- Gauchos Do Sul is offering pickup and free delivery services within a five-mile radius. Orders can be placed between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and delivery is available between 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Waterfalls Cafe is offering takeout and free delivery within a seven-mile radius daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. until April 2.
- Euro Bakery & Greek Restaurant Cafe is offering takeout and deliver through Uber Eats and DoorDash. Delivery is free with any purchase of $25 or more within a five-mile radius.
- Campioni is offering carryout and orders can be placed in advance by calling 281-893-2267. The restaurant will also be offering delivery on Friday and Saturday.
- Rao's Bakery will now be offering take-out, curbside and free delivery for orders of $20 or more. Delivery orders must be a minimum of $10 and there is a $5 delivery charge for orders under $20.
- Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop is offering curbside and delivery via DoorDash. Orders can be placed in advance by calling 713-389-8319 or online.