SALEM — Gulu-Gulu Café canceled its New Year’s Eve party and will be closed until Jan. 5 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the city, as well as among its staff.
“Out of an abundance of caution and transparency, Gulu-Gulu Café has made the decision to close until Wednesday, Jan. 5,” the café posted on Facebook. “With a few positive cases on staff and the general uptick in positive cases due to the omicron variant, we felt it is best for our healthy staff and customers to take a few days to test and rest.
“We heartily encourage you to get your booster/vaccine so you can safely and healthily enjoy the Gulu and our events with us next week. Our NYE party is being rescheduled for Jan. 16 when it will be safer. Tickets will remain good. We will adjust as needed.”
Miz Diamond Wigfall, Katy Coffin, Maxine Harrison, and Catherine Marsh were VIP guests that would have brought glamour and flair to the 1920s speakeasy-themed party that was supposed to take place on Friday. Entertainment was set to include DJ Dad Bod. Special drinks and light snacks were also going to be served.
The café was closed on Dec. 27 to allow staff members to get tested for COVID-19 after being with friends and family during the holiday season.
Gulu-Gulu describes itself as having a European-style ambiance; an eclectic music scene; modern-art showings; an award-winning beer selection; and healthy, fresh, and offbeat food selections.