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Fremont Brewing's beer garden is re-opening this weekend

It's official — King County has gotten the green light to move to Phase 1.5 of Gov. Jay Inslee's "Safe Start" reopening plan. Did it feel like this day would ever come?

While many other counties in the state moved to Phase 2 and 3, King County isn't quite there. This modified version of Phase 1 will allow for limited openings of Seattle businesses, recreation and other activities. And it didn't take long for the reopening announcements to hit the internet.

Among them is Fremont Brewing and their ever-popular beer garden, which will open for the first time in three months starting Saturday, June 6, with 50% capacity outside seating and 25% inside.

"We've been looking forward to this day ever since we voluntarily closed on March 13," said co-founder/owner Sara Nelson. "While we have had our curbside business, it is just not the same as seeing everyone. We miss the community, and we are looking forward to this."

Nelson said they've spent the last three months preparing. The Fremont Brewing team announced the reopening with a clever "how-to" like video showing what patrons can expect when returning to the brewery during this phase. This includes guidelines like assigned tables, card only (no cash), frequent sanitation, staying with your party to limit social interaction with others, wearing masks while not at your table and other regulations.

Fremont Brewing will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and resume regular hours of noon to 9 p.m. starting Sunday. Watch the video for yourself or visit their website for more information. And, make sure you bring a mask.

Cheers to Phase 1.5!