Novel Taproom opening May 22

Staff Writer

“It’s been a mess,” Jeff Allen said speaking of the Corona virus pandemic and how it’s delayed the opening of his new business the Novel Taproom.

Originally, he’d planned on opening the Newton business in mid-March, but a couple of issues caused a delay.

“Even before the actual (North Carolina) shutdown, we had sub-contracters walk off the job,” Allen said. “They were scared of the Corona virus.”

To read more of this article see the Thursday, May 21st edition of the Observer News Enterprise.