“This downtown speakeasy installs a filtration system used in many hospitals and The White House.”

Downtown speakeasy and pizzeria Red Phone Booth is reopening on Thursday, May 14, at half-capacity with a reservations-only requirement. They’re following the city’s guidelines for opening during Phase 1 — but they’re also taking it to another level by installing a state-of-the-art purification system for the reopening.

The purification technology is currently used in many hospitals like Boston Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and Houston Memorial Hospital Baylor UMC as well as The White House and major universities like Clemson University and Harvard University. Global Plasma Solutions installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) technology says it purifies the air by eliminating airborne particulates, odors and pathogens and that during the cleaning process it attacks and kills viruses, mold spores, and bacteria.

Red Phone Booth’s new cleaning protocols also includes frequent sanitizing measures of all surfaces and seating using healthcare grade disinfectant MonoFoil-D that kills 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces. This EPA approved solution bonds to most surfaces providing active disinfecting for 30-60 days. Other safety measures include member only reservations, staggered arrival times, half capacity, staff uniformed with masks and gloves as well as social distancing seating and frequent sanitation procedures.

“Safety for our guests is of the utmost importance to Red Phone Booth,” said founder, Stephen de Haan. “We were already familiar with the latest in air purification because we offer an extensive cigar program. With the installation of the Bipolar Ionization generators and the use of MonoFoil-D, our facility will set the gold standard in guest comfort and safety.”

Current hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.