Ocean Pines Association takes a precautionary measure and announces the immediate closure of The Cove at Mumford’s restaurant and banquet facility after a recent inspection revealed a substantial amount of Cladosporium, a common mold that can be found in areas with humidity, moisture and/or water damage.
The Association’s top concern is the safety of its customers and employees. Consequently, Ocean Pines is working swiftly to ensure that proper measures are taken to remove the mold and to prevent any further problems.
Members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors have been notified of the report and a proposed remediation effort. The facility will remain closed for 60-90 days as the Association undergoes a proposal selection and remediation process. The current estimated cost of the remediation effort will likely exceed $50,000, thus requiring the General Manager to seek other proposals for competitive bid.
The closure of the facility for such an extended period has also forced the layoff of most of the remaining food and beverage employees. Efforts are being made to contact those customers that have special events at The Cove scheduled during the period of closure to provide any assistance possible with options for relocating.