ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — An Ellicott City bar that was featured on Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back will close due to COVID-19.
Jaxon Edwin Social House in a Facebook post Friday said, in part:
“The pressure of owing 100% of our rent during a time when we are reduced to 50% at best has become too much to bear. While our landlords got most of their burden deferred for several months, we owe 100%. So we’ve tried to reopen per the law, which did not cover expenses. Many people are not yet comfortable with indoor seating, but sadly we were not able to obtain a solution to bring in that business. Several Fridays ago we had a band play and then we later found out that 2 customers had tested positive for COVID-19. I do not want to bear the guilt if someone were to get sick due to us being open.”
The shop had been remade into a spot combining a barbershop, coffee shop and bar.
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“Maybe one day when the world is healthy we can try again, but in the meantime, please stay well,” the bar said.