Pallookaville closing its doors in Avondale EstatesPallookaville. File photo
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A well known gourmet corn dog restaurant in Avondale Estates announced on Monday that it is shutting down its brick and mortar location.
The restaurant’s last day in service was Nov. 12.
Pallookaville was founded by celebrity chef Jim Stacy and opened in 2013. The business was sold last year to James Maggard and Jason Hylton, owners of the Matador Cantina in Oakhurst and the Local No. 7 and FiveSevenTwo in Tucker.
In a Facebook post, the company said, “All of us at Pallookaville have truly enjoyed serving up delicious corn dogs and boozy shakes to you all. Unfortunately, we are announcing the closure of our brick and mortar location in Avondale Estates. Keep an eye out for the food truck, as it will still be serving up some of your faves out on the road! We do have parties that are interested in the building and will keep you updated as things progress. Thank you, everyone!”
Maggard told Decaturish the food truck was more successful than the restaurant was, so it made sense to focus on that product.
“It didn’t make financial sense to continue doing [the restaurant],” Maggard said. “We’re actively looking for someone to come in and create a town hall bar for Avondale. I think Avondale in general needs a legitimate town hall bar.”
When asked to cite examples of a “town hall bar,” he pointed to locations like U Joint in Decatur and Local No. 7.
Jim Stacy, who now works in the movie industry, said he was saddened by the news.
“It sucks,” he said. “Sad. It’s a shame. I was hoping it would prove to be better luck for them. It sucks. I’m still processing it.”