Wood Stone Craft Pizza closed shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and after a brief re-opening for curbside and outdoor service, the restaurant will again close because of the coronavirus.
Co-owner Jerrmy Gawthrop told us on Monday the restaurant will close both its Fayetteville locations for the summer, with hopes to reopen again sometime in the fall.
Gawtrhop cited concerns over the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in NWA and difficulties covering costs with limited seating capacity among the issues that led to the decision.
The restaurant will still help to provide food for Fayetteville Roots Festival’s Meals for Musicians program throughout the summer, and for Clunk’s Triple F Snacks Force to help feed others who need it in the community, Gawthrop said.
The restaurant posted a statement on their social media pages this morning:
Thank you Fayetteville and NWA for showing up, ordering curb side and visiting our patio. Supporting your local restaurants and businesses is as important as ever in this unprecedented time.
For the time being, we have decided to temporarily close both wood stone locations. We will be reopening when the current uncertainties of covid19 have passed from our community and the restaurant industry as a whole.
We will continue to support community based hunger relief efforts including the Fayetteville Roots Festival’s Meals For Musicians program, Chris Clunk’s Fayetteville Free Food Snacks Force and others.
Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to seeing again soon.
Clayton Suttle & Jerrmy Gawthrop
Wood Stone Pizza