ATLANTA – A restaurant in Atlanta makes the bold decision to serve only fully vaccinated customers. Argosy Restaurant and Bar, located in East Atlanta Village, is one of the first companies in Georgia to mandate signs that say “No Vax, No Service.”
The business owner made the decision earlier in the week after he and several of his employees, all of whom were fully vaccinated, got the virus as breakthrough cases.
“I think it’s a lot of shit,” said David Carpenter. “It’s everyone’s choice, that’s what I think.
“I personally do not have a problem with it because I am fully vaccinated,” Megan Mewbron said.
Channel 2s Elizabeth Rawlins spoke to the restaurant owner via Zoom because he says he and several of his employees are fighting for a breakthrough case of coronavirus.
“We made it strictly as a business decision after several employees were positive,” said restaurant owner Armando Celentano. “We had to shut down during a busy weekend and lose tens of thousands of dollars.”
Celentano says that was why he made the tough, controversial decision.
“We decided that it would make better business sense not to allow unvaccinated people who are more likely to spread the virus in our restaurant,” Celentano said.
“It’s unfortunate because I do not want to get vaccinated,” said Demirez Mathis.
When it comes to enforcing the new rule, Celentano says the signs do most of the heavy lifting. However, he says they are not afraid to ask anyone to prove they have been vaccinated.
“This is private property and a private business,” Celentano said. “This is no different than ‘no shoes, no shirt, no service’.”
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