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Welcome to COVID-19 Daily, our new round-up column covering coronavirus-related brick-and-mortar news with intel like restaurants that are reopening for takeout and delivery, charitable happenings, virtual classes and services, and miscellaneous feel-good tidbits. Send us an email for inclusion consideration in tomorrow’s roundup.
Garnet Gal’s Organic Coffee Shop & Bakery has opened for the first time in Buckhead, at 2770 Lenox Road. Its debut over the weekend arrives while restaurants can only offer takeout and delivery.
Garnet Gal’s is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., serving a menu including breakfast items like toasts and cinnamon rolls and drinks like coffee and milkshakes, and can be ordered for. takeout by calling 404-748-4027.
Babs Restaurant Owner Randy D Adler has launched The Tzedakah Project, a non-profit providing “tools and support to the community, enriching the lives of the recipients and encouraging them to practice the tenets of giving.”
The Tzedakah Project’s first initiative is “Babs on Bikes” which is designed to “assist multiple needs including employing students/medical residents that had classes and rotations cut short as well as providing healthy, sustainable food to local neighbors who are unable to leave their residence.”
The program also provides in-kind meals for healthcare workers, the elderly and those at risk for or suffering from COVID-19. As “payment,” the students receive complimentary meals for themselves as well as any tips earned from deliveries.
SPX Alley’s Guac y Margys, the margarita and taco bar on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside trail, on Monday, April 19 reopened for contact-free takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery within two miles, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Menu highlights include family meals available and “Tip Top” cocktails.
Orders can be placed on the restaurant’s website, or by calling 404-343-4691.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is serving as a pick-up spot for Community Farmers Markets’ virtual marketplace.
The Vortex Bar & Grill
In conjunction with its 28th anniversary, The Vortex on Monday, April 19 reopened its Little Five Points location with a limited takeout-only menu. Click here for more information. Please note: the Midtown outpost remains closed indefinitely.
Kale Me Crazy
The Hawk’s John Collins is joining Sharecare and Kale Me Crazy to raise money to provide free “immunity shots” to first responders in Atlanta.
Sharecare is matching all donations up to $10,000 (donate here). So far, $16,000 has been raised and the goal has been increased to $30,000.
[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.]