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A sign taped on a window at Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille said the restaurant will be closed until Monday because of a resurgence in COVID-19 numbers in Kanawha County.

Deno Stanley, owner of Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille, verified Thursday that his restaurant has been shut down since Sunday — initially, he said, due to employee appreciation events and routine maintenance — and now is shuttered because of COVID-19 concerns.

Adelphia is expected to reopen at 11 a.m. Monday, according to a sign posted at the restaurant Thursday.

“It originated with employee appreciation day at Appalachian Power Park,” Stanley said. “After that we decided to shut down for some routine maintenance. Then [COVID-19 numbers] went haywire in the county, so we just stayed shut down.”

Stanley declined to say if any of his employees had contracted COVID. “We’re just being proactive.”

Adelphia is one of several eateries that has taken advantage this summer of weekend outdoor dining on Capitol Street, which the city began as a way to support local restaurants when indoor dining was restricted. City spokesperson Mackenzie Spencer said expanded outdoor dining would continue as scheduled this weekend.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department identified 152 new cases of COVID-19 in the county Thursday. There are currently 915 active cases in Kanawha County, up 63 from Wednesday.

Greg Stone covers business. He can be reached at 304-348-5124 or

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