According to a post on its Facebook page, Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room in Burlington City will not be reopening.

The first Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room opened in Asbury Park in 2006. Nine years later, Brickwall opened its second location in the restored Endeavor firehouse on E. Union Street in Burlington City.

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In the Facebook post, the restaurant's owners said that when they opened the Burlington City location, they were "so excited to be part of a place with such a rich history." Unfortunately, the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to make this difficult decision.

In April, the National Restaurant Association said, "The restaurant industry, more than any other industry in the nation, has suff­ered the most significant sales & job losses since the Covid-19 outbreak began."

Brickwall's owners concluded the announcement on Facebook by saying that they were "incredibly grateful" to their staff, guests, and "the Burlington community."