Another restaurant in Cascades Casino is reopening.
Atlas Steak + Fish, at 1555 Versatile Dr. in Aberdeen, will re-open for dine-in service on Tuesday, March 30. The opening of Atlas follows the re-opening of Match Eatery & Public House at Cascades on March 16.
Atlas will be open five days a week — Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Atlas will welcome back 17 employees. When Match reopened, 20 employees returned to work.
The third restaurant in the casino — The Buffet — remains closed, as does the casino itself.
“We are excited to be opening up our a la carte restaurant offerings, Match and Atlas, as our guests have continued to inquire about these dining options over the past year,” said Tanya Garbara, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment’s director of public relations.
Gateway, which owns and operates Cascades Casino and Chances Casino on the North Shore, this week issued a statement, proclaiming it is ready to reopen its casinos and can operate them in a safe and responsible manner.
“B.C remains the only jurisdiction in North America that has completely refused to permit casinos to re-open (even in a restricted manner) during the pandemic,” Gateway said in a release.
“Data from the reopening of gaming facilities in other Canadian provinces has not shown casinos as a source of community spread. Gateway reopened multiple casinos (with capacity restrictions, barriers and physical distancing measures) in Ontario and Alberta in October/November 2020 and again in early February and we have not seen any instances of the spread of COVID-19 within these facilities.
“We believe that the Canadian gaming industry is a demonstrably safe indoor entertainment option that provides a vital alternative to indoor gatherings and other social interactions that are aggravating the spread of COVID-19 in our provinces.”