REGINA -- A majority of Regina businesses believe the COVID-19 virus will have a “major impact” on business, according to a Regina and District Chamber of Commerce survey. This is being confirmed by a number of locations that have announced both temporary, and in some cases permanent, closures.

Here’s a list of local bars, restaurants and stores feeling the impact, and how they’re responding.

This is a developing news story. New information will be added as it becomes available.


  • Barley Mill -Temporarily closed

Pick up only, limited to restircted hours.

  • The Capitol – Permanently closed

“A struggling economy compounded with our growing concerns over public safety due to the Covid-19 virus has depleted our ability to operate a profitable business,” the venue said in a Tweet.

  • Avenue Restaurant – Temporarily closed

“Although we will be closed temporarily, we encourage you to support those local businesses who have made the difficult choice to stay open,” Avenue wrote in a Facebook post.

  • Cathedral Social Hall - Temporarily closed

This location as well as its Saskatoon counterpart, will close on St. Patrick's Day and plans to reopen on Wednesday.


  • The Fat Badger –Temporarily closed

“We know that we are a St. Patrick’s Day destination and a great place to party with friends. It is with this knowledge that we have decided to close [Tuesday],” The Badger wrote on Instagram.

  • Leopolds - Temporarily closed

Leopolds will be closed on St. Patrick's Day, and says it will reopen locations soon.

  • Victoria's Tavern - Temporarily closed

Vic's will be closed on St. Patrick's Day, and says it will reopen to the public soon.

  • O'Hanlon's Irish Pub - Temporarily closed

O'Hanlon's Irish Pub said it's closing for St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 20 years.


  • Mortise and Tenon – Temporarily closed

The stores wrote on Instagram that it has an ethical responsibility to close at this time. The store will launch an online option this week and offer free doorstep delivery.

  • Tweed - Parent company Canopy Growth Corp. announced the temporary closure of all "corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail locations across Canada".
  • Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut - Temporarily closed, orders available online.
  • Windsor Plywood - Offering free deliver, pick up options