Downtown Decatur Waffle House renovation hits snag

Posted by Dena Mellick June 3, 2015
The Waffle House in Avondale Estates. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Waffle House in Avondale Estates. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Construction on the new Decatur Waffle House under Eddie’s Attic has hit a snag.

Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne told Decaturish in March, “They are removing the false façade on the entire building at our request, even though they will only occupy the ground floor. The original brick should be under the stucco covering.”

Easier said than done, according to a press release from the city.

“We found that all of the brick had been removed on the lower floor but plan to do more exploratory work on the second floor to see if brick still exists under the large stucco covering currently in place,” the press release said.

The building on 515 N. McDonough Street was originally a Belk’s department store, according to the city. The press release goes on to say, “a version of the stucco second floor covering appears in photos dating back to the late 1950s or early ’60s. We will continue to work with the property owners to find options for creating a more appealing treatment for the front of the building.”

Waffle House got its start in 1955, right down the road in Avondale Estates. It’s now a Waffle House Museum, open a few days a week for tours.

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