Submitted by Dawn’s Delectables

Dawn Merchant, owner of Dawn’s Delectables in downtown Centralia, has announced that they will be opening on Saturdays again after having been closed on weekends due to COVID-19 impacts. Beginning June 1, hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

While Dawn’s Delectables will continue to offer their full menu for takeout, delivery, and limited outdoor dining only, owner Dawn Merchant says she will not be participating in Phase 2 of Washington’s “Phased Approach” to reopening her establishment for indoor dining for the time being.

This is due to several factors, including but not limited to:

  • Dawn’s Delectables is not willing to intrude upon the privacy of its customers by collecting their personal information on behalf of the government or require them to wear a face mask in order to “dine in.”
  • Too many mandates to implement indoor dining.
  • Too much labor required to implement indoor dining mandates as outlined.
  • Too many liabilities to maintain personal information on-site.
  • It is not cost-effective or beneficial.

“The burden the state is placing on small restaurants and other businesses is overreaching and unrealistic to implement. There are no positives for the small businesses entering into the so-called ‘Phase 2.’ I am all for helping slow the pandemic and do all I can to keep my employees and customers safe, however, I am not willing to do all they are requiring in order to open my doors for sit down dining,” said Merchant.

“Dawn’s Delectables is committed to offering a clean, safe, and healthy environment for both its customers and staff. This commitment is not a result of the current circumstances, but what we have always done, and will continue to do, as long as our doors are open for business,” Merchant added.

Dawn and her staff would like to thank all their customers for their patronage over the years and their continued support during this challenging time.

Dawn’s Delectables has served downtown Centralia for more than seven years at the corner of Tower Avenue and Pine Street, proudly offering delectables and desserts made with wholesome, locally and regionally-sourced ingredients. To place your order or learn more about Dawn’s Delectables, please visit DawnsDelectables.com or call 360-807-4393.

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