- David (Clapp) & Jay (Kazlow)
The restaurant’s CNN location had been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Buckhead location, which opened in 2003, continues to offer takeout and delivery as well as dine-in and patio service.
The employees at the downtown location have been offered jobs at the Buckhead location. The restaurant is also hiring experienced servers and support staff; interested parties can apply in person daily between 2 and 4:30 p.m.
A representative for the restaurant attributed the downtown location’s closure to a variety of factors in addition to shelter in place orders, including road closures in the area and a major hit to Dantanna’s regular clientele bases including downtown businesses, conventions and fans going to see concerts and sports events at neighboring Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena.
Known for its steaks, seafood and wine, Dantanna’s replaced Jocks & Jills Sports Grill when it opened in 2008. The restaurant is named for founder David Clapp’s children, Dan and Anna.
Dantanna's is the latest food and beverage concept casualty due to the coronavirus economic impact. Other recent closures include Mother Bar + Kitchen in Old Fourth Ward, Ebrik Coffee Room in downtown Atlanta and The Canteen and Simon's in Midtown.
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