Black Forest temporarily closes to help staff at CJ’s Beach House


Black Forest Steakhouse announced on its Facebook page July 11 it will close for six weeks due to staff shortages. In the meantime, employees will help out at sister restaurant CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay, both owned by Christine Niemann.

The post reads: “With all the staff shortages happening we are pooling our employees and will have them working over at CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay. Come stop by and say hello and we will be back at it in September!”

Other businesses in the area have had to limit their hours due to a lack of employees or are rushing to hire and train teenagers in time for the border reopening. The Rustic Fork Eatery has closed for lunch three days a week to cope with staffing, while Bob’s Burgers and Brew is looking for some trained hands before August.


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