Restaurant and shop at Ponce City Market began reopening Friday, May 22, for dinner services and self-purchase and retail purchases, including chef Hector Santiago El Pan Super. The Latin American sandwich shop in Santiago serves reopening for takeout Wednesday, with Full service set will begin this Friday. Chef Anne Quatrano was confirmed to Eater Atlanta W.H. Stiles Fish Camp will also resume limited dining services on May 22 inside and on the terrace, offering packaged food as if to take home.
Nine Mile Station, RFD Social Club, and Skyline Park reopened earlier this month on the market roof. According to the press release, Additional shops, food stalls, and restaurants expected to reopen over the next two weeks.
Ponce City Market and its main food center are temporary closed to the public in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with several food stalls offering roadside street vendors throughout shelters across the state. Roadside pick up and delivery continues for the foreseeable future in the market.
The owner of Jamestown Properties seems to be working to help shops and food stalls in Ponce City Market by arranging contact-free payments and cellular ordering options for customer use. It is part of the $ 50 million reopening of Jamestown, which is intended to provide financial assistance to businesses in properties across the US in reopening and meeting the mandatory COVID-19 safety costs.
Keeping staff and customers safe in the former 2.1 million square foot Sears warehouse during an ongoing pandemic is likely to prove challenging. Jamestown now requires all Ponce City Market employees to wear masks and encourage people to shop or eat at the market to wear masks or face masks, especially when indoors. Hand sanitizers will be publicly available throughout the market, and all common surfaces, elevators and toilets and frequent touch points, such as door handles, plate switches and table tops, will be cleaned regularly.
Signs have been installed throughout the market in order to remain in compliance with the social distance requirements mandated by the state, and restaurants must continue to follow the governor. 39 COVID-19 safety guidelines. Jamestown plans to prevent large groups of people from gathering, including breaking up crowds of people who do not follow social rules that alienate property. It is unclear whether Jamestown uses private security or the Atlanta Police Department to handle crowd control issues in the Ponce City Market.
Regarding how each restaurant in the food center plans to handle food safety during the ongoing pandemic, Quatrano told Eater that they had moved almost half the seats inside the seafood restaurant and on its terrace. Staff will clean all surfaces every 30 minutes, and visitors are asked to wear masks when entering and leaving restaurants or not eating or drinking.
“We have reduced the menu to accommodate a safe distance from staff working in restaurants, implementing disposable, disposable menus, we have cleaning and sanitation in the company at night, and, of course, our staff have been re-trained in food safety and closed and gloved, “said Quatrano. “For the foreseeable future, we will pack all the food as if it were ‘going-away’ and anticipate a lot of it will be consumed in various places on location.
Eater reaches Santiago about eating at El Super Pan in Ponce City Market. Eater also contacted Jamestown Properties for further details about safety precautions.
Food stalls and restaurants confirm reopening for dinner service:
Roof now open
W.H. Stiles Fish Camp reopening for dining services is limited to 22 May
El Pan Super reopening May 22
Lucky Lotus juice bar reopening May 22
Cake batter reopening May 28
Most food stalls are open to carry and send. Check each business for updates and reopen plans inside the central food room.
Jamestown Properties bought Ponce City Market in 2011, turning historic buildings into the biggest reuse complex in the Southeast. Nearly a decade later, the Ponce City Market now includes some of the city’s most expensive apartments, creative and technology studios, a number of high-end retail stores, and a large central dining room that offers restaurants and stalls from some of Atlanta’s most famous chefs.
Update, May 21, 11:30 a.m.: This story has been updated with new information from chef Anne Quatrano about W.H. Stiles Fish Camp.
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