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Market Garden Brewpub, sister locations, move to new air system to combat bacteria and viruses

Market Garden Brewpub and its sister locations are moving to a 100 percent shortwave Ultraviolet-C system to combat bacteria and viruses.

CLEVELAND — As restaurants continue to confront the realities of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Market Garden Brewpub and its sister locations are making a major adjustment.

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On Friday, the owners of Market Garden Brewery, Nano Brew Cleveland and Bier Markt and Bar Cento took to Twitter to share that effective immediately, the indoor air at their locations will be 100 percent Ultraviolet-C filtered to inactivate bacteria and viruses.

"This is the same technology used around the world in hospitals, museums, and research facilities," the restaurants' owners wrote in a note posted to Twitter.  

The pub added: "This REME Halo technology is proven to reduce sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can travel 3 feet and the Zinc Ions created kill 99% of viruses on surfaces.

"We're investing in this and countless other health and safety measures so we can all get through these challenging times both healthy and happy."

In March, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an order requiring bars and restaurants to close their indoor dining as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Although bars and restaurants were permitted to reopen with some restrictions in May, DeWine later enacted an order requiring all establishments to end all alcohol sales at 10 p.m.

According to a survey released by the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) last month, 80 percent of establishments in the Buckeye State expect to lose money in 2020. According to the same poll, 50 percent of bars and restaurants stated they wouldn't be able to survive 2021 under the current conditions.