Souper Jenny plans to relocate Decatur store due to parking, Takorea leaving Whole Foods project
Souper Jenny confirmed to Decaturish that it intends to leave its location on West Court Square when its lease ends in February.
The restaurant plans to relocate and is looking for a suitable location.
Jenny Levison said that the parking situation in downtown Decatur has made her business unsustainable at its current spot.
“The parking situation downtown has really hindered our business,” she said. “We are looking and can keep you posted!”
Souper Jenny opened its Decatur store in 2014.
Free parking in Decatur is becoming harder to find. There’s metered on-street parking and paid lots. Some local businesses validate parking at nearby parking decks. Aggressive booting at free lots that serve businesses in downtown Decatur has deterred people who would use them to park and walk to other businesses in downtown Decatur. The city of Decatur has a parking guide on its website, which you can read by clicking here.
In other restaurant news, Decaturish has learned that Takorea, a Mexican and Korean fusion restaurant, will no longer be a part of the Whole Foods 365 development, called North Decatur Square, that’s currently under construction.
A spokesperson for the developer said it didn’t take long to find a new tenant.
“I wasn’t able to track down a reason why they decided to not to open at this location but we will have an announcement very soon about the new business coming in to that spot,” the spokesperson said.
Attempts to reach Takorea were unsuccessful.