As of Monday, everything Old (Town) is new again!

Many of the Old Town retail establishments forced to close in accordance with Florida’s Shelter-in-Place mandate will re-open on Monday. As the safety of guests, tenants, and employees remains the number one priority, Old Town and all of its merchants will follow all CDC recommendations, state, local, and national guidelines.

Here’s the standard Old Town will hold to:

• Restaurants previously doing take out or delivery will now allow interior capacity of 25 percent. At select locations, outdoor seating will be provided with at least six feet between tables. Retail merchants will also open with strict 25 percent interior occupancy levels maintained at all times.

• During the Phase I opening, businesses will be limited to operating hours of noon to 9 p.m. This allows for additional daily cleaning measures overnight and before the property opens. Old Town will regularly sanitize high-touch areas such as tables, benches, restrooms, hand railings, vending machines and doorknobs. All merchants are required to follow sanitation guidelines throughout the day and after closing to ensure customer safety.

• Since Osceola County requires everyone to wear masks or some sort of facial coverings when social distancing is not practical, Old Town employees will wear masks while working and will take breaks to frequently wash hands as well as utilize hand sanitation stations.

• Parking will be free seven days a week during the re-opening. Free weekly events,  including live music, have been postponed during the Phase 1 and 2 re-opening plans while waiting for the state to allow those gatherings again.

Old Town has been a staple of Osceola County’s vibrant tourism district for many years, and we welcome its re-opening on Monday as it continues to make a positive difference in the entertainment sector in Osceola County and in Central Florida.