Tallassee Now! - Dine Local | Business
Last year, the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce adopted a neat slogan: Shop Local, Dine Local, Live Local. This column focuses on the second component: Dine Local. Interesting things will be happening in Tallassee in 2012 about dining locally! The things that will be happening in Tallassee are extremely consistent with this year’s theme from Alabama’s Department of Tourism: The Year of Food. Tallassee will be fully prepared to support that theme!
First, concerning the new happenings—two new restaurants are under construction for Tallassee. The Old Mill Grill is located on Highway 15 east at the same location as The Country Store. Donnie Pierce and his people are putting together a unique plan that will incorporate the old silos at that location into a very accommodating and unique restaurant. Donnie’s restaurant should draw people from all the surrounding areas, and it will provide new dining opportunities for the people of Tallassee. As a matter of fact, Donnie is already providing his cuisine featuring seafood oyster Po-boys and shrimp Po-boys beneath the tent from his mobile unit at the location. If you haven’t already experienced that pleasure, we encourage you to do so.
The Chamber of Commerce actually provided an “incubator” experience for Donnie Pierce, leading to the Old Mill Grill. For several weeks last summer, Donnie’s mobile unit was located in the front yard at Seven Gables! Tallassee got its first taste of Donnie’s excellent cuisine at that point in time.
Noah Griggs, Jr., grew up here in Tallassee. He started his career in the food industry flipping hamburgers at the local Hardees. He made his way over the years to the top of the Hardees organization. Now he and his beautiful wife Pam are returning to Tallassee. Construction of The1220 Café (at 1220 Gilmer Avenue) is underway. This new restaurant will feature an upgrade selection of sandwiches. Another featured item will be frozen custards.
Tallassee is very excited about the return of a native son. Clearly, Noah Griggs, Jr., has established himself as a leader in the hospitality industry in the United States. We are extremely proud that he is locating his first new restaurant here in Tallassee!
Later this spring we anticipate the opening of the East Tallassee Kubbard in the East Tallassee Shopping Center. Jamie Buckhanon and his wife are the new proprietors.
Last Saturday, the Dairy Queen re-declared itself in Tallassee with a ribbon cutting and Grand Re-Opening following complete upgrades and renovations, both inside and out.
The new restaurants will join Acapulco Mexican Grill, Cozumel Mexican Grill, Guthrie’s Chicken, Subway of Tallassee, Jack’s, Hardees, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Gotcha Hot Dogs, China Garden, and The Great Wall. If you are looking for a quick take out try Winn Dixie Deli, Five Points, The Marathon, and The Eagle. There is a variety of opportunities to dine locally in Tallassee. We urge you to follow the Chamber’s slogan and take advantage of all these opportunities for dining locally.
Information Source: Tallassee Chamber of Commerce