[Updated July 4] Here’s a Running List of Restaurants Voluntarily Closing As Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

These Atlanta-area restaurants have made the difficult decision to temporarily shutter so workers can get tested, space can undergo deep cleaning.
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Although it’s not required by Georgia law, a growing list of Atlanta-area restaurants have voluntarily closed down temporarily after discovering that a team member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Some have even taken the extra step to notify its customers and the public via email and social media about the outbreaks, and took days if not weeks to deep clean and reassess operations before reopening.

Others, like Chick-fil-A Chastain, have not only opted to continue operating while employees fell ill with COVID-19, but have chosen to hide the information from the public.

What Now Atlanta will update this list daily as we learn of any restaurant or bar that has made the difficult decision to temporarily close due to COVID-19 (send us an email if you know of any.)


STAYED OPEN EVEN AS EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE


57th Fighter Group Restaurant

At least one employee has tested positive. The restaurant remains open.

Chick-fil-A—Chastain Square

Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

CLOSED JULY 2


Bread & Butterfly

The restaurant plans to reopen July 9.

Gracious Plenty Bakery

The restaurant plans to reopen July 9.

Little Farmhouse Cafe

Check with restaurant for reopening.

CLOSED JULY 1


Buttermilk Kitchen

The restaurant plans to reopen July 8.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers—Memorial Drive and Piedmont Avenue

Check with restaurant for reopening.

CLOSED JUNE 29


Bell Street Burritos—Tucker

Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

BoccaLupo

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Century House

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Elmyriachi

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Henry’s Louisiana Grill

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Joe’s on Juniper

Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

Pure Taqueria—Woodstock

Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

Whitehall Tavern

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Woody’s Cheesesteak—Midtown

The restaurant plans to reopen July 6.

CLOSED JUNE 27


Marcel

The restaurant plans to reopen July 7.

New Realm Brewing

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Spiller Park Coffee—Ponce City Market

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Tiny Lou’s

Check with restaurant for reopening.

The Butcher The Baker

Check with restaurant for reopening.

CLOSED JUNE 1 – 26


Cafe Intermezzo—Midtown

Reopened as of June 26.

Firepit Pizza Tavern

Reopened as of June 22.

Gusto—Chastain and Chamblee

Reopened June 25. Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

Kitchen Six

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Redbird

The restaurant will reopen July 7.

Six Feet Under

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Sugo

Reopened as of June 23.

The Brasserie and Estrella at Bazati

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Two Urban Licks

Check with restaurant for reopening.

Pure Taqueria—Brookhaven

Reopened as of June 24. Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

Dixie Q

Reopened as of June 14.

Farm Burger—Dunwoody

Reopened as of early-June.

Forza Storico

Reopened as of June 9. Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

CLOSED IN MAY


Little Rey

Reopened May 15 after closing and then re-closed June 18.

Farm Burger—Decatur

Reopened as of June 2.

CLOSED IN APRIL


Hattie B’s Hot Chicken—Little Five Points

Reopened for self-service and takeout. Read What Now Atlanta’s coverage here.

[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.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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Naima
2 months ago

Good reporting. People will vote with their wallets. Businesses that are using due diligence to protect their employees and customers will be rewarded; many will make it. Perhaps, the ones who do not deserve not. What’s a livelihood without lives?!

eRosewater
2 months ago
Reply to  Naima

What’s a livelihood without lives?!

 
Hood.

Brian
2 months ago

Missing Wood’s Chapel

Decatur
2 months ago

Fellinis pizza Decatur is closed

I.P.30307since1987!
2 months ago
Reply to  Decatur

Had no idea that Fellinis had a location in Decatur.
Those boys have created quite a brand.
Definitely a part of Atlanta’s history!

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