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In addition to our normal news coverage, What Now Atlanta is tracking ways Atlanta’s businesses are adapting to the novel coronavirus and the challenges it brings to brick-and-mortars.
Ebrik Coffee Room has permanently closed its downtown storefront of six years, the company Tuesday announced in an Instagram post.
“[COVID-19] kicked us out,” Ebrik wrote on the social media page.
“Seriously, we had to make the tough decision to close down the shop downtown.”
In closing the downtown coffee shop, Ebrik is shifting its focus to micro-roasting with a roastery and tasting room slated to open later this year in Castleberry Hill.
“We are continuing to bring community comfort culture, but in new and exciting ways,” Ebrik wrote.
Ebrik’s new roastery is slated to open in loft office and co-working facility Koncept House, at 141 Mangum St. SW.
Co-Owner Abbas Arman on Tuesday did not immediately respond to What Now Atlanta’s request for comment.
Ebrik has two remaining coffee shops in Decatur and inside the Carlos Museum at Emory University.
[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.]