As we continue to follow COVID-19 developments both locally and around the globe, we wanted to address a few changes we'll be making as a small business— particularly one where people come together to learn and share in special events.
While our location at 176 Anderson Ave. will be closed through March 31, 2020, we’re not going away completely. Over the past few days we’ve been working to get a series of online classes ready... and we’re excited to announce that they’re here! 💻
With that said, not every class can be held online. We are working to reschedule classes through March 31, 2020 as quick as we can and you should receive an email soon (if you haven’t already) with the following options:
- The option to switch into a future session (online or in-person)
- The option for a credit, in the form of a gift card, to be used for a future class
- The option to receive a refund
While we hope to resume in-person classes in April, we know that may not be a possibility. We will do our best to update you on any further changes to our class schedule as soon as we can.
On March 16, 2020 the CDC recommended that all events of more than 50 people be canceled or postponed for 8 weeks. Soon after, the recommendation was made that no one gather in groups of more than 10 people for the next 15 days (at minimum).
As a result, any events scheduled through March 31, 2020 will be canceled, although we hope for the opportunity to reschedule. For events booked between April 1, 2020 and May 11, 2020, we will be reaching out to discuss some options. If you haven't heard from us already, we'll be reaching out to you soon.
In The Meantime
In the meantime, lots of people have asked how they can help us during this time + we 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 appreciate that. There are a few ways:
✔️ Try an online class.
✔️ Purchase a gift card.
✔️ Become a member. We can start your membership right away, or hold the start date to when we're back up and running in person.
✔️ If you have the means, consider switching into a new class or receiving a class credit instead of a refund.
✔️ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram + share a post and tweet or two!
With all that said, thank you for reading to the bottom, for sticking around with us, and for following along. When Rochester Brainery opened seven years ago, we did so with the goal of bringing the community together to share in experiences. While everyone's health and safety is of the utmost importance, we look forward to being able to share those experiences with you again, in person, soon. 💙
Owner, Rochester Brainery