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A Lockdown is Lifted, But when will the Doors Open

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Writing for the Washington Post, Atlanta restaurateur Hugh Acheson and former OS guest, says: ‘My governor here in GA, Brian Kemp, has proclaimed that many businesses that have been closed for weeks can reopen on Friday… . No thank you.’ Acheson continues to say, ‘ I am confident that my restaurants will create a system of distanced hospitality with clear sanitation guidelines that can be viable in the next month, but to open so soon seems dreadfully irresponsible to my employees, my customers and my own family.’ Last Tuesday Gov Kemp of GA was of the first states to issue re-opening orders of some non-essential businesses. That includes restaurants as of Monday, April 27th, to the dismay of local and national health officials as COVID cases in GA continue to climb. Despite the decree many restaurants, while anxious to resume serving guests, are not opening their doors quite yet. Our guests today are Fred, John, and Stephanie Castellucci the sibling trio that runs the Castellucci Hospitality Group in Atlanta Ga. Their 6 restaurants include neighborhood favorites such as the Iberian Pig, Bar Mercado, and Double Zero pizza. CHG has been offering Pick Up or Delivery from each of their restaurants since the Stay at Home Orders on March 18th and despite Gov Kemp’s attempt to re-open the state, CHG like many others in ATL decided its not quite time.

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