Atlanta’s Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Lounge, co-owned by 2 Chainz was shut all the way down on Memorial Day for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines. A video surfaced online showing several guest eating and dancing seemingly enjoying themselves however the cops pulled up and saw it was way too lit.
The police reports says officers drove by and “noticed the location was rather loud, busy, and occupied to be operating as a restaurant at that time of night. We spoke to the manager before shutting the location down as it was violating executive orders regarding protocol issued due to COVID-19.”
The Georgia Restaurant Association website clearly states the reopening of restaurants require certain social distancing measures.
Update floor plans for common dining areas, redesigning seating arrangements to ensure at least six feet of separation between table setups. Limit party size at tables to no more thanten people as approved by state government. Where practical, especially in booth seating, physical barriers are acceptable. Consider a reservations-only business model or call-ahead seating to better space diners.No more than ten patrons should be allowed in facility per three-hundred square feet of public space. Calculating public space includes waiting, bar, and outdoor spaces but not hallways, restrooms, and spaces closed to patrons.
No word yet on the reopening.