2 Chainz Wants Reports Of His Restaurant Being Shut Down To End ASAP!
Escobar Restaurant and Tapas is owned by Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps and Mychel “Snoop” Dillard and is located in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hills neighborhood. Reports swirled that the restaurant was shut down as it was cited twice for violating social distancing guidelines. But 2 Chainz wants the public to remove the spotlight from his restaurant.
He wrote on Instagram,
“Still reporting Escobar been closed! That was on Sunday! Today is Wednesday can yall find something else to report and get off @2Chainz N*ttz!”
He also suggested it was reopened in the caption, saying his driver went to go pick up an order for him.
“Just sent my driver to @escobaratlanta to pick up a kale salad with grill shrimp and two broccolis for me”
The Department of Public Safety reported an incident at the establishment stating,
“The manager for Escobar Restaurant and Tapas was cited after public safety officials received complaints that there were too many people inside the restaurant and bar, violating the state’s executive orders over coronavirus.”
The complaint to DPS came in shortly after midnight on Saturday (May 23rd), when they got repeated calls of people saying that the restaurant and bar were too full. A DPS officer wrote in the report,
“When I entered the establishment, the entire facility was full of patrons, shoulder to shoulder, and was unable to enter safely”
The public safety officer said he gave the manager on duty a warning that night, and all patrons of the restaurant were instructed to leave for the evening.
The next night, DPS says they received another social distancing complaint for the Restaurant and Tapas,
“Once I entered the facility, I observed the same violations as I did when the warning was issued,” the officer wrote in the incident report.
The on-duty manager, Rasheed Gaines, had security make everyone leave, and the DPS officer, cited Escobar again for violating the state’s executive order.
“When speaking to Mr. Gaines, he was aware of my previous warning as he was at the location the time it was given.”
2 Chainz previously delayed the reopening of his restaurant, even when Gov. Brian Kemp gave the green light for dine-in service at restaurants in Georgia,
“After careful consideration, we are not going to open our restaurants on Monday. It has not officially been decided when we will start having dine-in service.”
Instead of reopening right away, 2 Chainz helped feed the area’s homeless in front of his restaurant.
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