Roanoke’s Wall Street Tavern permanently closing, citing coronavirus impacts

The downtown Roanoke restaurant will not return when coronavirus restrictions are lifted

June 2019 image of Wall Street Tavern from Google Maps (Google)

ROANOKE, Va. – When coronavirus restrictions on restaurants are lifted, there will be one fewer place to eat in downtown Roanoke.

Wall Street Tavern, which is located in the City Market Building, is now permanently closed, according to its owner, Catherine Justice.

My heart is very heavy today as many of you have heard the news about Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke closing our doors for good. We are just one of many, many small businesses affected by Covid-19. I will be forever grateful for the years that Roanoke supported and loved us. Above all.... we had the BEST staff in the world. A staff that took me under their wings and guided me through a business I have no background in......that era of human kindness will be the ultimate impact that WST has on my heart & soul. If anyone else in the small business world is feeling hopeless, confused & simply defeated; do not hesitate to reach out.

Catherine Justice

On March 24, the restaurant announced it would be closing temporarily as it struggled to make a takeout-only style business model profitable.

The Market Building Foundation sent 10 News this statement:

The Market Building Foundation is saddened to hear about the closure of Wall Street Tavern. Like many small businesses across this country, our tenants are suffering during the pandemic and shutdown. We wish the owners of Wall Street Tavern the best as we look forward to a time when we can all get back to dining with friends at our favorite restaurants.

Elliot Broyles, Executive Director Market Building Foundation

To our Roanoke Family, We can’t thank you enough for all the support over the last couple weeks. It is with heavy...

Posted by Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke on Tuesday, March 24, 2020