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Athens-based fast-casual eatery Maepole is “moving forward as planned” in Summerhill but its opening could be delayed, Co-Owner and Chef Peter Dale Wednesday told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in an email.
Dale and his partners Michael Clancy and Nathan Goodman recently filed plans with the City of Atlanta to build out the 2,745-square-foot restaurant but needs Developer Carter to finish the building’s shell first.
“We are in a new building that is currently under construction,” Dale said.
“This phase of construction is not in our hands, but we have been told to anticipate an October completion date. At that point, we can begin our buildout which should take a couple of months.”
If Carter delivers the space in October as planned, Maepole will open before the end of 2020.
“Things can always change with construction” and if they do, an early-2021 opening is more likely, Dale said.
Carter did not respond to WNA’s request for comment.
An estimated $350,000 would be spent fabricating the new Maepole restaurant in the 11,000-square-foot, under-construction building that sits directly across the street from Woods Chapel BBQ, at 72 Georgia Avenue.
The health-conscious restaurant will feature a menu and minimalist look similar to its Athens flagship (pictured above), featuring items such as wholewheat mac-and-cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans with Vidalias, and shaved brussels sprouts.
All meat is hormone- and antibiotic-free, the beef is grass-fed, and all items are free of high-fructose corn syrup.
The menu will also be allergy-friendly, with gluten and soy only used in marked items.