HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Farmers markets with a twist popping up to help Georgia growers (AJC)
A Georgia Grown To-Go pop-up market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Al Bishop Park at 1082 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. Customers can drive through the market, place their orders and have boxes of produce placed in their trunks.
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Extends Order Allowing Restaurants To Sell Alcohol To-Go Through June 30 (What Now Atlanta) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday by way of an administrative order extended the ability for the City’s restaurants to continue selling alcohol for off-premise consumption through June 30.
The Plaza Theatre’s New Pop-Up Drive-In Includes Snacks From Local Restaurants (Eater Atlanta) Now, as the city begins to slowly reopen for business, Atlanta’s oldest operating cinema has temporarily transformed into a drive-in movie theater in order to operate safely during the COVID-19 crisis. Neighboring restaurants serve as the Plaza’s drive-in concession stand.
Victory Brands Is Gearing Up To Reopen Most of Its Atlanta Restaurants in June (Eater Atlanta) Victor Brands, the group behind popular Atlanta restaurants like LLoyd’s and Victory Sandwich Bar, is gearing up to reopen its six establishments over the next month, starting with its freshly rebranded coffee shop in Inman Park.
BUSINESS / RETAIL / REAL ESTATE:
Delta announces plans to restart more routes, international flights in June (WSBTV) Delta Air Lines released new details in its plan to move forward as it tries to attract passengers back, including more flights in June. The Atlanta-based airline said the June schedule is “significantly reduced” compared to last year, but several major routes will return, both domestic and international.
Royal Caribbean now eyeing late July for return to the seas (AJC)
Royal Caribbean cruises announced Wednesday that it will keep its global operations suspended through July 31, a week after the company’s CEO admitted that he “doesn’t know when” cruises will restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ponce City Market Releases New Property Guidelines as Shops, Restaurants Start Reopening Friday, May 22 (What Now Atlanta) As tenants in Ponce City Market (PCM) starting reopening later this week, property management is expecting its shops and restaurants to operate under a new set of guidelines released by the mixed-use, designed “to promote safety and wellness and enhance the overall community experience,” according to a press release Wednesday.
Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be ‘conventional’ (FOX5) Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 billion and $6 billion, with most mounting expenses likely to be covered by government entities.
ARTS / LIFESTYLE / GENERAL INTEREST:
The Atlanta Opera spreads cheer through singing telegrams (WSBTV) Artists are recording and sending singing telegrams to front-line workers, elderly, and anyone else in need of a pick-me-up.“Art gives us meaning to our lives, a reason for while we’re here, and so it gives us great hope,” said Zvulun. “There’s nothing more powerful that connects people.”
Kim Kardashian unveils a line of face masks as part of Skims brand (CNN) The 39-year-old reality star's underwear brand Skims has released a line of non-medical face masks designed for all-day wear. Just like the undergarments, the reusable masks are seamless, breathable and stretchy.
Florida girl, 2, adopted by family over Zoom after 700 days in foster care (FOX5) One Florida family is celebrating the adoption of the 2-year-old girl who has lived with them in foster care since she was 7 days old. As the local county courthouse remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the toddler’s adoption hearing commenced over Zoom and was followed by a sweet car parade by members of their foster care community.
Large-scale mural in heart of Manhattan honors nurses on the frontlines (GMA) Montefiore Hospital teamed up with artist Tristan Eaton to create a large-scale mural in New York City to capture the heroism of nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Girl, 10, sends over 1,500 art kits to kids in homeless shelters, foster care during coronavirus shutdown (FOX5) It all started in August of last year, when the 10-year-old girl from Danbury, Conn., asked for art supplies for her birthday so she could build kits for kids affected by school shootings. Now, since the coronavirus pandemic struck, she has been sending them to children in homeless facilities and in foster care to try and cheer them up.