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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.
Atlanta mainstay The Vortex Bar & Grill is reopening its restaurant in Little Five Points (L5P) for takeout with a limited menu starting on Monday, April 20, the 28th anniversary for the popular burger eatery.
The restaurant, including its sister location in Midtown, have both been closed completely since April 1 as ownership saught to “help flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases in Georgia.
“While we can’t logistically offer our entire menu at this time, we have created a limited take-out menu of some of our most popular items, which we have posted on our website,” Co-Owner Michael Benoit exclusively shared with What Now Atlanta Sunday.
“We will not be opening the Midtown location at this time as we believe the L5P location will be more conducive to the government requirements still in place. Ample free parking is available, making the transactions easier, and allowing plenty of room to maintain proper social distancing. We’re just hoping that enough folks will support us by ordering take-out, so we can continue to help assist our team members through this difficult time. That would be awesome.”
Alcohol, which is allowed to be taken to-go under the state’s shelter-in-place order, is available at a steep 50 percent discount and can be found under the “booze menu” on the restaurant’s website.
Until further notice, The Vortex L5P will be open from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Takeout orders can be placed via telephone by calling 404-688-1828 Ext. 1, and may also be placed in-person, at 438 Moreland Avenue NE.