Even when dine-in service resumes for this region, Arlington’s will not reopen as a restaurant. However, fans of the venue will be glad to know that it will continue to exist in a different form.
Owner Ebben Moore said the break in normal operations has given him time to reflect. Part of a statement posted on Arlington’s Facebook page on May 29 read, “The daily grind of running the restaurant, although successful and wonderful, is just too much for me to handle and expand where I want to. I have finally had the time to slow down and really look at what works best for Arlington’s and do what I see as the future of this business.”
Moore said that while Arlington’s will continue to offer a full menu for curbside service until July 1, he will then close the restaurant and transition to focusing on catering and events as well as what he called “a couple of other wacky ideas that should be coming to fruition soon.”
The restaurant, which opened in 2014, has already been utilizing the upstairs space for wedding receptions, paint nights, murder mystery dinners and a variety of other events.
Moore said, “This place has been a heartbreaking and exhausting rollercoaster of fun. Although this is a might seem like an end, it is truly a beginning, and we really hope to see you at the next event, specialty dinner, art show, etc.”