Workers at the Saline Ruby Tuesday restaurant have been told the restaurant will not reopen with the coronavirus threat recedes.
Workers learned of their fate Sunday. Some workers were invited to work Monday to help clean the facility.
Workers were told to reach out to the unemployment office given a link to a website that is supposed to provide mental health advice. A quick search of Google shows that Ruby Tuesday restaurants around the country are closing. Ruby Tuesday, founded in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1972, announced 51 closures in 2018.
"It has been a day of tears and goodbyes as we closed our doors at Saline Ruby Tuesday. All of our staff looked forward to having a job coming back from COVID-19. And now we're all unemployed to top off all this stress," said employee Lucinda Woolcott.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.