Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all restaurant locations of Detroit-style pizzeria Via 313 will close for dine-in service starting on Monday, March 16, according to its Facebook page. Those locations will pivot to curbside pick-up service only starting on Tuesday, March 17.
This switch-up applies to the restaurants found at 1802 East Sixth Street in East Austin, 3016 Guadalupe Street in North Campus, and 6705 Highway 290 in Oak Hill. The restaurants’ curbside pickup hours will be from 5 to 11 p.m. daily.
Via’s food trucks — Rainey Street, West Sixth — will remain open in the meantime, though only takeout boxes will be available. Also to minimize contact, employees will text customers when food is ready to be picked up.
Citing its motto of “Better Living Through Pizza,” the Facebook post explained co-owners Brandon and Zane Hunt’s decision: “It means looking out for each other. In good times and bad, it serves as a guiding principle intended to help us make sure that everything we do betters the lives of the people that trust us.”
Other Austin restaurants have added takeout or curbside options to their lineups to help enforce social distancing to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Then there are others that have or will close completely, such as Olamaie and Small Victory.
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