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Restaurants, retailers to reopen this week at Ponce City Market

Popular Atlanta mixed-use development Ponce City Market is set to begin reopening many of its restaurants and retailers starting tomorrow.

The development temporarily shuttered March 17 in advance of state-mandated closures of non-essential businesses due to COVID-19.

Tenants are expected to begin reopening at 11 a.m., including several located in the Central Food Hall. Additional openings are also expected through Monday, June 1.

“All property tenants will operate under a new set of guidelines developed to promote safety and wellness, and enhance the overall community experience,” according to a press release.

Changes and additions inside the hall will include: 

•Signage installed throughout the property to maintain compliance with social distancing guidelines, including in elevators, restrooms, common areas and amenity spaces. 

•Large groups will be discouraged from congregating, and onsite property teams will assist in dispersing crowds.

•Janitorial staff has been enhanced, along with sanitation schedules for restrooms; common-area seating and counters; furniture; switch plates; door handles; elevator interiors, buttons, and surfaces; handrails; and other high-risk touch points. 

•Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the common areas.

•Property employees will be required to wear face coverings, and follow the recommendations outlined by the CDC and local health departments. All guests and visitors at Ponce City Market will be encouraged to wear face coverings.

The guidelines were developed by property management in conjunction with scientists and industry trade specialists, and are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

Guests are encouraged to visit the Ponce City Market website to confirm reopening dates, hours of operation, and delivery and pick up schedules for individual locations.

A list of tenants that will open on May 22 wasn’t readily available, but restaurants and kiosks at Ponce City Market include Bellina Alimentari, Brezza Cucina, El Super Pan, Hop’s Chicken, H&F Burger, Jia and Minero. 

The Roof at Ponce City Market, which features eateries, carnival games and views of the city’s skyline, reopened May 4 with safety precautions in place.

In addition, several tenants have been offering curbside pickup since the development closed its doors, including Pizza Jeans, an offshoot of Root Baking Co.

Since social distancing requirements went into effect in mid-March, property management team Jamestown has worked with tenants to modify business operations,including establishing curbside pickup, expanded delivery options and touchless payment and mobile ordering systems. 

Earlier this month, Jamestown announced a $50 million restart effort to assist its small business community in developing reopening plans.

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