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Ri Ra Irish Pub has permanently closed its Midtown doors, Eater Atlanta Thursday first reported.
The restaurant announced the decision to close—which was made “prior” to the COVID-19 outbreak—on social media.
“Our landlord has been supportive in our attempts to find a path forward over many months of discussions but, unfortunately, we both agree that at this stage we have no option but to close our pub,” according to the post.
“Although COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the industry throughout the City of Atlanta our decision to close came prior to the outbreak. That said, we would have much preferred to give the pub and all our staff and guests a well-deserved send-off, but unfortunately, that was not to be.”
Ri Ra, at 1080 Peachtree St NE #1, was in business ten years.
The sprawling Irish pub is the second well-established Atlanta eatery this week to announce it was planning on closing this year despite the novel coronavirus.