Zika is taking a bite out of Wynwood’s outdoor food scene.
The outdoor patios of restaurants and bars in Wynwood have long been a draw for customers. But with reports of 10 new Zika virus cases contracted in Miami, primarily in Wynwood, they’ve become a liability.
The Wynwood Yard, a popular outdoor space that holds events and has a restaurant, Della Test Kitchen, announced on Facebook that it will be closed on Tuesday. A spokesperson said that while venue staff hopes to reopen tomorrow, the restaurant will remain closed until further notice.
The nonprofit group “Make the Homeless Smile Miami” canceled its happy hour planned on Aug 11 over Zika fears. It was planned at Brick, an outdoor Wynwood bar.
Miami Culinary Tours has canceled its twice-a-day weekend restaurant and art tours in Wynwood on Friday and Saturday until further notice.