Highway One President Alex Pires announced March 12 that the company’s music and food venues, including The Rusty Rudder, Jimmy’s Grille Dewey, Hotel Dewey and Dewey Liquors, would not open during the traditional opening weekend, set for March 13-15, due to coronavirus concerns.
While the shows cannot go on, Pires announced March 15 that all musicians, DJs, sound and lighting professionals whose gigs were canceled will be paid in full.
“As for this coming weekend,” Pires announced, “We will pay all booked gigs in full, even though you won't be playing. We will continue to pay for all future bookings, whether you are able to play or not.”
Pires said The Rusty Rudder, Jimmy's Grille Dewey, Hotel Dewey and Dewey Liquors will have their grand openings at a later date. The Bottle & Cork, northbeach & Ivy will open as scheduled, Friday, May 1.