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Atlanta Restaurants Adjusting Hours Due to City’s Boil-Water Advisory [Updated]

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Thanks to a brief loss of power at the Atlanta Watershed’s Hemphill High Service Pump Station, a large swath of the city and its southern suburbs have been under a “boil-water advisory” since Thursday morning. In addition to the inconvenience at home — residents in the affected area are advised to boil tap water before consuming it — some local restaurants are exercising caution and closing their doors or adjusting hours. There’s no official word when the advisory might be lifted, but WSB-TV reports an update could come Friday afternoon.

The following restaurants have announced changes to service due to the advisory. Eater Atlanta will update this list as more information becomes available.

  • Staplehouse closed for dinner Thursday night. Co-owner Jen Hidinger tells Eater Atlanta the restaurant plans to open as usual Friday “until further notice.” Update: Staplehouse has announced it will be closed for dinner Friday night. Old Fourth Ward: 541 Edgewood Avenue SE.
  • OZ Pizza’s East Point outpost is closed Friday. East Point: 2805 Main Street.
  • Bada Bings is delaying its opening until 4 p.m. on Friday. Sweet Auburn: 349 Decatur Street SE Suite A-1.
  • Starbucks at Hurt Plaza on Georgia State’s campus is delaying its opening until noon on Friday. Downtown: 100 Peachtree Street NW.
  • Some Starbucks locations in the affected area remain open but are serving limited menus of food and bottled beverages.
  • Bakery Rach Makes Cakes has shut down its retail operation for Friday. Owner Rachael Hill says, “I can't boil enough water to wash dishes.” Virginia-Highland: 620 Glen Iris Drive, #108.

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