The former owner of Edenz Vegetarian Restaurant has opened a similar eatery at a new location.
Gerard Andre has opened Back to Edenz at 3348 Vineville Ave. A grand opening celebration is scheduled from noon-2 p.m. Aug. 28. The event will feature taste testing and live music.
The former vegetarian restaurant, which closed in December 2008, was at 617 Poplar St. It opened in 2004. Andre and his wife, Karen, opened a second location in Warner Robins earlier in 2008 but closed it after a few months due to slow business.
Andre said in a news release that a void was created after Edenz closed since it was Macon’s only restaurant with an all vegetarian and vegan menu.
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“We greatly underestimated just how much of an impact we were making,” Andre said in the release. “Between the constant request of our customers and the need for a healthy alternative for those eating out, it was impossible to stay closed. As a result, we dedicated ourselves to making it available again.”
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this story. To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.