From Nico’s Desk 4/23
The Governor has made it official that we will be operating under the same to-go and delivery-only restrictions until May 15th at the earliest. We anticipated and prepared for this, so our business operations reflect the partial revenue that we will be earning until then.
During this time of grave uncertainty in the industry that I have called home for the last 21 years, I and all of my co-worker family members are humbled by the enormous level of support and generosity shown by our loyal base of friends and fans of Turtle Mountain. None of us who are happy and thankful to serve you your to-go orders would have a job without your business. Turtle Mountain could have been just another statistic in the failed restaurant column but for all of you. Instead, we soldier on, eagerly awaiting the time when we can welcome everyone back to The Pub for dine-in service.
On behalf of everyone at Turtle Mountain, THANK YOU! We couldn’t get through this without your support.
Nico Ortiz, Proprietor, and the rest of the Turtle Mountain family.
It’s been 69 days since we welcomed dine-in patrons at Turtle Mountain, and we were all eager to see your faces and hear how all of you were doing in this uncertain time. We will re-open on Monday, June 1st at 11 am to welcome you back inside Rio Rancho’s Neighborhood Brewpub Since 1999. Thanks for all of your support and generosity since March 19th, and we look forward to once again taking care of your food and beverage needs!
Thank you to Governor Lujan Grisham for allowing restaurants with patios to open up for limited service before the announced date of Monday, June 1st. A little more than 1 day’s notice would have been helpful, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.
In preparing to staff the restaurant, have much needed food supplies delivered, prepping all the menu items that we 86’d to create the limited to-go and delivery menu, and of course cleaning and sanitizing the inside and outside of the restaurant, the management team and I here at Turtle Mountain were operating on the assumption that we could not open up until June 1st. We are not ready just yet to open up for you, our generous and supportive patrons …
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