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Platform’s Columbus taproom staff allegedly walk out

Platform’s Columbus taproom staff allegedly walk out

Sarah Sole

Platform Beer Co.’s staff at their 408 N. 6th St. taproom have allegedly resigned, according to social media posts today.

According to an image posted this evening on Instagram by @thefullbellyblogger, staff allegedly expressed disappointment in Platform’s attention to the safety of staff and the public and cited multiple grievances.

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Image via @thefullbellyblogger’s Instagram stories

Others also shared the alleged resignation on social media.

Platform cofounders Justin Carson and Paul Benner issued a statement yesterday evening confirming the resignation.

“Today, Feb. 27, several employees at our Columbus taproom location abruptly resigned. We take this action extremely seriously and we are currently gathering more information about the issues that were raised. While we meet with current and former employees to learn more, we are temporarily closing our Columbus taproom.

Over the last year, our priority has been the health and safety of our employees and our guests. We have implemented health and safety protocols that closely follow CDC and local health authority guidelines, including contact tracing and proper communication following positive cases of COVID-19.

Platform was founded in 2014 on the premise that collaboration should be the cornerstone of everything that we do. This principle guides us as we brew beer and work to support the communities in our six locations across Ohio. Since day one, we have prided ourselves on working together to be the best brewer in the state and supporting our full team that works so hard toward that goal.

We are committed to making sure all of our employees know that their feedback will be heard anytime and anywhere. Starting on Monday, we will be scheduling small group conversations with all employees, across all locations as an open forum to ask questions so we can address any issues immediately,” they said.

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