Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles later this year could open downtown.
The “Louisiana/Maryland” style diner is in permitting with the City of Atlanta to replace Army Surplus Sales, at 342 Peachtree Street NE.
Construction to the 9,149-square-foot space would cost $275,000.
But a lease has not yet been secured.
Owner Kelli Ferrell told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview Wednesday a concrete deal going through is dependant on the building’s structural integrity.
“The building is old,” Ferrell said.
“We’re converting retail to restaurant, and we have a scope, but when you’re dealing with an 80-year-old building, you don’t know what you’ll find.”
The space was a Pontiac car dealership in the 20s and operated as Army Surplus Sales for nearly 70 years, according to Ferrell.
“We’re praying everything will work out and that we can go open in that space as planned.”
The original Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles opened in Conyers in 2016, at 1040 Flat Shoals Road SE.
For breakfast, the restaurant serves dishes like chicken and waffles (of course!), Cajun shrimp and grits, and build-your-own breakfast biscuits.
On the lunch menu are items like the Cajun shrimp po’boy and a chicken club sandwich.
Ferrell has not responded to What Now Atlanta’s requests for comment directly.
The restaurant is not to be confused with Atlanta-founded Nana G’s Chicken & Waffles.
Nana G’s got its start as a food truck in 2011 and now operates a brick-and-mortar eatery, at 1187 Wylie Street SE.