Dear friends, we are making the difficult decision to close for at least the next several days. We think this is in the best interests of our staff, our customers, and the community. We will pay attention to the case numbers and the guidance from Public Health and re-open as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding and your support. We hope to see you soon!
We’re paying attention to the news and the numbers and will stay open regular hours for TAKE-OUT only until we feel it’s a good idea to open the dining room again. We are going to take things day by day for a while! Ross has some excellent take-out specials planned for the week. We are exploring options for online ordering, but for now, it’s just our one phone line, so if you don’t get through, please do try again. Thank you everyone for your patience and support! For fun, here is a photo from happier (and sillier) times.
Thank you, everyone, for your support and understanding. Most of us have received negative test results and we are just waiting for a few more.
We are going to open Friday and Saturday for take-out only. We will NOT be opening for breakfast this Saturday; omelettes do not travel well! If the case numbers in the Western zone stay under control, we will open the dining room with reduced seating on Tuesday.
The encouragement and support from the community has been overwhelming. Stay well, everybody!
Public Health is advising that there was potential COVID-19 exposure at The Noodle Guy on Friday, April 16 from 2:30-4:15pm and Saturday, April 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. All people who were present during that time are required to get tested and to self-isolate while awaiting test results.
On Friday, June 5 we are re-opening the dining room according to the rules set by the province. We are very aware that Nova Scotia is still in an official state of emergency, and that this hard-won reprieve from lockdown is fragile and could abruptly end if we all don’t follow public health guidelines.
It’s been a long twelve weeks. We went from a staff of twenty-two down to only two full-timers with a little part-time help, and Ross working 70-hour weeks to fulfill take-out orders and grocery sales (for which we are very grateful—thank you to everyone who supported this small local business during tough times!).
We need our customers to know that Things. Are. Different. With our seating at half capacity, we may not have room for everyone who wants to dine in. With a third of our former staff complement, we have had to streamline our menu, we may not be able to keep up with take-out orders, and—this is important—we cannot make substitutions to menu items. Even pre-COVID, special orders and substitutions were a wrench in the works that slowed things down for everyone and increased the likelihood of mistakes and less-than-perfect products. In this new reality, we just can’t do it.
We realize that it’s been a long twelve weeks for our customers too. People are experiencing completely justifiable stress, anxiety, fear, frustration, you name it…but we are asking for your patience, your kindness, and your understanding as we do our best to serve you under these new and challenging circumstances.
* Why is there a picture of a rhubarb cream pie with this post instead of pasta? Because I (Mrs. Noodle Guy) made rhubarb cream pies tonight, and they’ll be going to the shop for sale tomorrow morning so I don’t eat them all myself.
Thank you for your continued patronage and patience while we’ve been constantly altering our hours and operations during these difficult times. We’ve been listening to our customers and it’s clear that there is a demand for take-home/delivery noodles and grocery items, so we are going to focus on that for the next while. Basically, we will be your general store.
Starting tomorrow, March 30, we will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm. We will continue to limit the number of people on the premises to comply with government directives, and we will continue to offer delivery to Port Williams, Wolfville, Canning, Centreville, New Minas, and Kentville.
Brandie is coming back this week (yay!) and Ross will continue cooking.
We are very grateful for your support and we are doing all that we can to be here to support you right back!