Wall Street Plaza (Facebook | Website) is beginning a phased reopening this week, after being closed for most of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The popular entertainment district in downtown Orlando had attempted to reopen in March when restrictions were lifted for restaurants but found that it was too difficult to enforce safety protocols across all of their properties and chose to remain shuttered until restrictions were lifted on bars and nightclubs as well.

Each venue will be opening on a separate timetable with Hooch expected to reopen tonight, Wednesday, September 23. Wall Street Cantina and Sideshow will reopen tomorrow, and Waitiki, which just scored a new chef in Pat Kennedy of The Waterfront (Website) will open possibly next week with a new menu.

Wall Street General Manager told Bungalower that the next couple of weeks are all about finding their sea legs again and discovering how to operate in the new normal they’ve found themselves in.

“Wall Street is one of the biggest venues in the southeast and we are known for our block parties. I don’t see those returning until next year.”

– Patrick Griffin

Griffin also stated that lunch service at the Wall Street venues should be returning in the next few weeks as well, but is dependent on how many office workers continue to return to their downtown buildings.

Wall Street will be adding more seating outside on the street to encourage outdoor dining and security and staff will be on-hand to encourage social distancing protocols, which includes having to be seated when drinking and/or eating.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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