COhatch postpones opening of food vendors, carryout options coming soon

COhatch The Market in downtown Springfield has postponed the opening of six drink and food vendors that was slated for April 1 due to the threat of potential exposure to the COVID-19, or coronavirus.

“We are definitely moving the April 1 date based on restrictions and will be following all the state guidelines,” Matt Davis, CEO and founder of COhatch said.

The six vendors that will be featured in the market portion include Cork + Board, Crust & Company, Fresh Abilities, Ironworks Waffle Cafe, North High Brewing and The Painted Pepper.

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The opening date is to be determined, Davis added.

Community Orchestrator Joseph Harrison said, “We are pushing harder than ever to open our restaurants, so we can offer take-out for the community.”

COhatch, a Columbus-based company, is offering a variety of co-working options, private offices, event space, and restaurants in the historic Myers Market building at 101 S. Fountain Ave.

The co-working and office space remains open.

“We will continue to open our sites and clean them thoroughly,” Davis said on COhatch’s Facebook page.

COhatch employees that are in low risk categories will be paid as volunteers to help serve the community, the Facebook post explained.

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“We need "social distancing,” but we also need to set-up a logistic network of low risk helping high risk,” the Facebook post said.

Volunteering could include dropping off supplies to seniors, grocery store runs or setting up how to manage stress and anxiety clinics.

COhatch encourages residents that want to volunteer to email volunteer@cohatch.com or residents that need help to email help@cohatch.com.

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