COVID 19 Update

🔈 IMPORTANT NOTICE 🔈

While we won’t host traditional First Friday for April, our businesses will still be OPEN with many hosting their own individual events, including Brick at Blue Star – which will be hosting their art market with musical guests. However, we should be making another announcement within the next couple weeks regarding the official return of our traditional First Fridays. Please follow us on social media for more information on that in the coming weeks. 

Also, even though the mask mandate is being lifted soon – we still want all of our visitors to the complex to be safe and therefore encourage everyone to continue to mask up and social distance while inside the complex. Each business has their own requirements, as well and we have been & will continue to post those updates to our IG stories / highlights and feed, as they come.

Over the last 24 years Blue Star Arts Complex has become a place for San Antonio to gather. We come here to share a table over great food, to learn new things, to wander on the River, meet friends in the park, and to celebrate special traditions. Over the course of the extraordinary last few months, we—like neighborhoods across Southtown—have re-evaluated so many aspects of our lives and made dramatic adjustments in service to the health and wellbeing of our community.

And now we face another challenge: beginning the delicate process of reopening while balancing the
safety and health of our employees, visitors, and residents at Blue Star. This process will be imperfect because there is no precedent for where we are.

But we commit the following to you:

• We will be transparent
• We will listen to our community at large and our subject matter experts leading the way in response and reopening
• We will work in concert with our partners here at Blue Star and with leadership at the City of San Antonio and in compliance with the State’s Executive orders
• We will seek best practices from communities around the world
As we navigate this new reality, we seek our community’s partnership. Blue Star supports all its partners and the decisions they make on when and how to reopen their businesses.

To ensure that our community remains as safe as possible, the following pledge is in place:

Restaurants at Blue Star Arts Complex
• Train our employees on disinfection, hygiene, and respiratory etiquette
• Limit occupancy and post maximum occupancy
• Maintain at least six feet distance between parties, including those waiting to be seated
• Seat no more than six people per table
• Make hand sanitizer/wipes available to employees and customers
• Wash or sanitize our hands upon entering the restaurant, and between interactions with customers
• Refrain from leaving condiments, silverware, flatware, glassware, or other traditional tabletop items on an unoccupied table
• Only provide condiments upon request, and in single use (non-reusable) portions
• Use disposable menus that are new for each patron
• Prescreen the health of our employees; send anyone home who is sick
• Clean and disinfect common areas and surfaces regularly; clean and disinfect each dining area after every use
• Require all employees to wear masks – and we will . . .

• Post the Blue Star Pledge at our entrances and display readily visible signage to remind everyone of best hygiene practices Shops at Blue Star Arts Complex
• Limit occupancy and post maximum occupancy
• Train our employees on disinfection, hygiene, and respiratory etiquette
• Prescreen the health of our employees; send anyone home who is sick
• Frequently disinfect regularly touched surfaces
• Make hand sanitizer/wipes available to employees and customers
• Wear masks and ask our customers to do the same Open Spaces at Blue Star Arts Complex
• Request guests, residents, and employees maintain at least six feet social distance from other
individuals not within the same household
• Request guests, residents, and employees wear face coverings or masks when within six feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household
• Public programming remains suspended until further notice
• Seating and tables remain removed to avoid congregating

Blue Star Management wants everyone to enjoy Blue Star Arts Complex but in the safest manner possible by adhering to the guidelines set forth by the City of San Antonio.  Those guidelines can be found on the City of San Antonio website, www.sanantonio.gov.  Please check our social media and website for updated business hours.