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Bad Axe Throwing Atlanta is opening its doors on Friday in conjunction with state orders that allow indoor recreational businesses to open up, the company in a press release announced Wednesday.
This will be the first of over 40 Bad Axe locations in North America that will be allowed to open after mandatory closures.
“We were among the hardest hit companies during closures,” Mario Zelaya, president and CEO of Bad Axe, said in a prepared statement.
“Revenues were actually in the negatives because we gave refunds to customers for bookings that were made months ago.”
Here are some of the safety guidelines being taken by Bad Axe:
- Wipe down of all axes with Clorox wipes after each event
- Clean tables and surfaces of group after each event
- Limited Capacity: reduction in occupant load to ensure we only use every other target in the facility so we adhere to a 6ft distance guidelines
- Coaches will maintain distance and not make any contact with customers:
- Credit card processing will be done at a distance where customers can drop off credit card on a table, step back, coaches step forward, swipe, leave POS on table for signature by customer (if a signature is required)
- Staff with any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) cannot enter the facility for at least 72 hours
“We believe that the people of Atlanta want to take out their frustrations and release anger and stress,” according to the release.
“We are the perfect avenue for that while adhering to best practices of social distancing.”
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]