The Southern comfort, bourbon-focused restaurant Sexton has announced they will be closing after a major downturn in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have made the terribly difficult decision to close our doors,” owners Ryan Davidson and Amber Sexton wrote in a message to customers on their Instagram page. “While the community has really shown up to support us and other small businesses, the times ahead are uncertain. We can not afford to remain open in takeout or limited capacity format.
“We value the health of our community, and we do not have the resources to effectively rollout an enjoyable in dining experience in our little restaurant given new social distancing regulations.”
December would have been Sexton’s 10th anniversary: “What a ride it has been,” they write, adding that the future may lead to interior design work, which the owners say is another passion of theirs.
Until they shut for good at the end of May, they’ll continue to sell bottled cocktails and bottles of liquor. They will also be selling glassware, equipment, and vintage and handmade furniture. “For serious bourbon collectors or bars, we also have an inventory of very rare bottles that we will entertain offers for,” they write, adding that they’ll include more details on social media.
You can also support the owners by donating to their GoFundMe.
“While we are heartbroken that we won’t be able to host you in our space again, we know this is the right decision for our family.”
Photo by Amber Sexton