Edenz Vegetarian Restaurant to close

Edenz Vegetarian Restaurant, Macon's only restaurant with an all vegetarian and vegan menu, is closing after today, co-owner Gerard Andre announced Thursday.

The downtown cafe, at 617 Poplar St., has served lunch and dinner since 2004. Edenz introduced a buffet format, cooking classes and information sessions for diabetics in recent years.

Earlier this year, Andre and his wife, Karen, opened a second location on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins, which later closed due to slow business.

Andre said he and his wife plan to develop Edenz’ health foods outreach and education into a nonprofit organization. Catering services will be available.