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Decatur Waffle House could open by the end of the year

Avondale Estates Decatur

Decatur Waffle House could open by the end of the year

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

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

A spokesperson for Waffle House says a planned location underneath Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur could be open by late November or early December.

Spokesperson Kelly Thrasher said the opening date “is always subject to change.”

“As we get closer we will have a better idea or a more specific date,” Thrasher said.

Construction on the Waffle House began during the spring, though it was not without its challenges.

According to the city, during renovations it was discovered “that all of the brick had been removed on the lower floor.” There was a plan to conduct more exploratory work on the second floor to see if there was any brick under the stucco covering.

The building on 515 N. McDonough Street was originally a Belk’s department store, according to the city.

“Since the location was an existing building the layout may be slightly different than a traditional Waffle House but it will still have the same feel,” Thrasher said.

The store recently posted a notice that it is hiring staffers for the Decatur location.

The Waffle House chain 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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