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Water Main Break at Georgia Tech Temporarily Shuts Down Several Atlanta Restaurants

A massive water main break Saturday afternoon sent a river of rushing water down Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown

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A massive water main break early Saturday afternoon sent a river of rushing water down Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown.

Atlanta Department of Watershed Management reported a 36-inch main break at Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue. Residents and businesses north of the water main break were not as severely impacted, but several neighborhoods to the south and east, including Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park, Grant Park, and Kirkwood, experienced either low water pressure or no water for most of Saturday.

Water service was restored to affected areas by Saturday evening, but a boil water advisory remains in effect for portions of the city, along with the cities of South Fulton, Union City, Fairburn, and Chatthoochee Hills south of Atlanta.

Atlanta Watershed Management is still working to repair the broken main.

Some restaurants announced temporary closures on Saturday due to the boil water advisory and as Atlanta Watershed Management worked to repair the broken water main and restore service. A few places continue to remain closed on Sunday as a precaution due to the boil water advisory. Check back for updates.

Please check individual restaurant social media accounts for updates on reopening plans.

SUNDAY

Little Bear in Summerhill

Talat Market in Summerhill

Boxcar in West End; Hop City in West End is open

Ruby Chow’s in Old Fourth Ward

Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse in East Atlanta and Reynoldstown

Emerald City Bagels in East Atlanta Village

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q in Candler Park open for to-go only

SATURDAY

JCT Kitchen at Westside Provisions District; could reopen for dinner

Forza Storico at Westside Provisions District

The Optimist in Westside; could reopen for dinner

Empire State South in Midtown

The Vortex in Midtown and Little Five Points

The Original El Taco in Virginia-Highland

Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks in downtown Atlanta

Slim and Husky’s in Adair Park

Boxcar in West End

Little Bear in Summerhill

Junior’s Pizza in Summerhill

Ruby Chow’s in Old Fourth Ward

A Mano in Old Fourth Ward

Field Day in Inman Park

Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park

Hazel Jane’s in Old Fourth Ward

Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland

Krog Street Market in Inman Park; closing at 4 p.m.

Watchman’s in Inman Park

Ticonderoga Club in Inman Park

Superica in Inman Park; could reopen for dinner

Beetlecat in Inman Park; could reopen for dinner

BoccaLupo in Inman Park

The Albert in Inman Park

JenChan’s in Cabbagetown

Hodgepodge Coffee in Reynoldstown. East Atlanta location still open.

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Little Five Points

Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q in Candler Park open for to-go only starting at 5 p.m.

Lazy Betty in Candler Park

Grant Park Market

Six Feet Under in Grant Park

Emerald City Bagels in East Atlanta Village; closed Sunday

Ration and Dram in Kirkwood

Le Petit Marche in Kirkwood

Dish Dive in Kirkwood

Urban Pie in Kirkwood

Sun in My Belly in Kirkwood

Poor Hendrix in East Lake

Salaryman in East Lake

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