After 43 years, Atlanta is getting a second Woody’s CheeseSteaks.
Owner Steven Renner later this year will open the new location in Buckhead, at 45 Irby Avenue, the restaurateur Wednesday told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in a telephone interview.
Matthew Porcelli, the operations manager for the original Woody’s CheeseSteaks in Midtown, will be Renner’s partner on the forthcoming outpost.
Pending the permitting process with the City of Atlanta, Renner expects a July debut.
The Woody’s CheeseSteaks team took possession of the space—formerly home to Sabot Shoes—Tuesday and submitted architectural drawings to the health department Wednesday.
At the Buckhead location, a larger kitchen will allow for additional items on the menu like french fries and onion rings.
Catering and delivery will also be possible out of the new space because of the size—the original Woody’s has a mere 180-square-foot kitchen.
The new 1,400-square-foot space will feel similar to the original but a “touch more modern.”
Expect murals throughout and a porch is in the works.
The original Woody’s CheeseSteaks was founded In 1975 by David Pastoria. Renner took over the eatery in May 2010.