The Virginia-Highland location of Genki Noodles & Sushi is now closed after nearly a decade in the neighborhood, the AJC first reported. The Prado location in Sandy Springs remains open, offering takeout, delivery, and dine-in service.
According to a Facebook post, the closure may be due in part to a rent dispute with the landlord, likely stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s astonishing how one selfish landlord can punish so many,” the post states.
At this point, there are no plans to close the Prado location, which opened there in 2009.
Last month saw several restaurants close permanently due to the financial crisis caused by the ongoing pandemic. The Federal, owned by chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere, closed at the end of June after four years on Crescent Avenue in Midtown. Noble Fin seafood restaurant closed after four years in Peachtree Corners. Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe closed after seven years on the corner of Marietta Street and Northside Drive. The owners of Mother announced the closing of their popular Edgewood Avenue bar after eight years. Sports bar and restaurant Dantanna’s also closed last month after more than a decade inside the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta.
Adding to the growing financial pressures already being felt by Atlanta restaurant and bar owners, some establishments are choosing to temporarily close after learning employees have tested positive for the virus. While Spring in Marietta and The Comet Pub & Lanes in Decatur do not currently have employees who have tested positive, both temporarily closed for dine-in service as a precaution due to a record-breaking spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 100,000 mark in Georgia this week.
1040 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta. genkiatl.com.
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