Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s largest food hall, announced the temporary closure on Tuesday morning via Instagram. Several restaurant stalls, including chef Guy’s Wong’s Miso Ko and Ton Ton, chef Jonathan Waxman’s Brezza Cucina, and Dale Donchey’s Spiller Park Coffee kiosk, have already closed after receiving word from Jamestown Properties last night.
Jamestown plans to adhere to the recommendations provided by local health officials in regards to reopening Ponce City Market. Eater Atlanta reached out to Jamestown to inquire about whether rent abatement or relief packages are in the works for businesses and restaurants affected by the closure.
Nearly two miles south of Ponce City Market on the Eastside Beltline, Krog Street Market announced via Instagram that the majority of its food stalls would pivot to takeout and delivery only, beginning March 17, and public access to the market is now closed.
Details on how pick-up and delivery will work are provided in a series of slides on the post. Orders must be placed online, via a delivery app, or by phone to individual food stalls. For those picking up an order, food is delivered curbside to the main parking lot upon arrival.
“We are reaching out to all of our tenants now for more details on respective delivery and curbside options,” a representative for Krog Street Market tells Eater. However, they declined to discuss possible rent abatement or relieve efforts for market businesses.
Watchman’s and Little Tart Bakeshop suspended service at Krog Street Market on Monday, March 16. Ticonderoga Club is currently closed through Wednesday, March 18, as the owners assess their next steps.
On Monday evening, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms enacted a ban on public gatherings of 50 or more people, including at restaurants and bars, in order to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. This latest move is in keeping with the latest guidance provided by the CDC.
The city of Brookhaven, just north of Atlanta, declared a state of emergency and suspended dine-in service at restaurants and bars until March 30. Delivery and takeout is allowed for restaurants with proper permitting.
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