Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Governor Kemp’s announcement to begin reopening our great state yesterday comes with a whirlwind of emotions. Although I couldn’t be happier to have bowling solidified as one of life’s most essential needs, I’m surprised by the accelerated timeline to be able to reopen our doors to the public.

We can’t wait to get back to work, but the decision feels premature. Small businesses, including restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, are currently fighting for their lives due to the nationwide forced closures. On one hand, we need to be open to be able to survive, but we only have one opportunity to get it right, there are no second chances.

We are scared to death about the new norms, strict limitations, and guidelines that will make it impossible to be financially viable. A rushed reopening could be the nail in the coffin for many companies. We won’t risk the safety of our staff, families, and patrons, as their well being is of the utmost importance. We look forward to digesting all the information and making the best decision that aligns and serves our entire community.

Justin Amick
President & CEO
Painted Hospitality