Haus re-opening May 30

The Haus will be re-opening soon! THIS WEEKEND! Starting May 30th – with limited hours and with some new procedures.

Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st from 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Reopening Rules

  • All customers and employees must wear a face covering unless you are seated at your table.
  • There is no standing around, everyone must be seated.
  • You must purchase food to purchase alcohol.
  • We will be accepting credit cards only, no cash.
  • Phone numbers will be required for contact tracing.
  • We will also be utilizing online ordering through Toast.
  • While we are open inside, we are encouraging all patrons to sit outside at a table.
  • You will not be permitted to move about from table to table
  • Gatherings while entering, exiting or moving about must be avoided.
  • Disposable cups, plates and eating utensils will be used.
  • Steins will not be handled by staff.  We will fill disposable cups and you can fill your own stein and then wash it yourself when you are finished.
  • There will be a Crowd Manager, as required to reopen, to assure that the rules are being followed.

Beginning June 3, hours:

Wednesday        4:00 to 9:00 pm
Thursday            4:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday                   4:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday              1:00 to 9:00 pm
Sunday                 1:00 to 6:00 pm

             

President’s Update

Dear Deutsches Haus Members and Friends,

On the initial closing of the Haus, the Deutsches Haus staff had been working on a deep clean of the whole facility. After the stay at home mandate from state and local authorities, the Deutsches Haus Executive Board complied and sent all our employees’ home.

We’ve had a lot of discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on our members, staff and Deutsches Haus’ finances. I hope and pray that you are all healthy and taking appropriate precautions.

In normal operations, both the staff and the Haus depend on your patronage and generosity to make ends meet. Presently, the biggest concern is for our staff. Like others in the hospitality industry, they need our help. Our Haus finances will also be an issue since we are coming off two slow months in the beginning of the year and only half a month in March. We’ve also had to return a considerable number of rental deposits. Our monthly expenses with the doors closed are approximately $30,000 per month.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The staff and the Haus would both benefit from your generosity. Please use this link to donate. You will be able to designate if you want the donation to go to the employees or the Deutsches Haus. If you don’t designate, we will direct the donation to wherever the need is the greatest.

I have heard several concerns about Jazz Fest and Oktoberfest. Regardless of their schedule or other events that move to October, we will figure it out.

We will continue to follow the direction of local, state and federal authorities and update you as things change. If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact me at President@Deutscheshaus.org.

Sincerely,
Brian Huber, President
p.s. Stay home. Wash your hands. We want to see you when this is over.

Board Elections

The 2020 Board for Deutsches Haus has been elected. Elections were held Tuesday, January 28.The election process, which was different from prior years, is detailed here. The new board and officers are:

President – Brian Huber*
Vice-President – James Danner*
Treasurer – Denise Barnett
Secretary – Wendy Savelle*

  • David Moore*
  • Neil Barnett
  • Robert Martin
  • Harry Widman
  • Ralph Mipro
  • Michele Brown
  • Michael Heier

* Elected to 3-year term. All others elected to 1-year term.