By Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 12, 2020
Atlanta entertainment concepts The Painted Duck and The Painted Pin will reopen next month, according to the venues’ owners Painted Hospitality, an Atlanta-based company that creates and operates entertainment-driven bars and restaurants.
The venues, which combine bars, food and games, will reopen July 15, according to a news release from Painted Hospitality detailing their reopening plan.
“I'm confident that we have taken all precautions and exceeded any guidelines set forth by the CDC, city, state, and federal governments. We are looking forward to setting the new guest expectation in the new norm,” Painted Hospitality President and CEO Justin Amick said in a statement.
The announcement came as Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Thursday easing social distancing restrictions.
Starting Tuesday, gatherings of as many as 50 people will be allowed without social-distancing requirements. For groups larger than that, the order requires participants to keep at least 6 feet apart.
The order also relaxes several restrictions on in-person dining at restaurants, removing a limit on the number of patrons who can sit together and permitting salad bars and buffets to reopen with precautions.
It also allows live entertainment venues, such as concert halls, to reopen July 1 if they follow a series of regulations. Conventions, too, will be allowed to resume on that date if organizers obtain a special license and follow safety guidelines.
Amick said the company has spent the past four months planning their health and safety measures, enhancing cleaning protocols and making any needed changes to their operations.
The result is a list of 40 health and safety standards, including taking the temperature of staff and guests, requiring staff to wear a face mask, and sanitizing bowling shoes, balls and tables between group usage, according to the release. Social distancing will also be enforced for guests and staff.
Cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment, according to the release. Anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will be refused entry, and sick employees will not be allowed to work. A full list of protocols can be found here.
The Painted Pin is located in Buckhead, at 737 Miami Circle NE, and The Painted Duck is located in West Midtown, as 976 Brady Avenue. Hours the week of the reopening will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.