New Orleans-style restaurant to open in downtown Macon

A New Orleans-style restaurant is expected to open in downtown Macon in January.

Parish on Cherry St. will serve up traditional Louisiana fare, including po’ boys, muffulettas and low country boils, for lunch and dinner seven days a week, said restaurant co-owner Chrissy Lee of Macon. She is opening the restaurant with business partner Vincent Kelly of Columbus.

“We really wanted to come up with a concept where we’re not competing with other restaurants,” Lee said. “We love going to New Orleans; we love the atmosphere.”

Lee said her favorite menu item is whole wings, which will be offered grilled or fried with different seasonings and sauces. The restaurant also will offer a full bar.

Lunch entrees are expected to cost about $8 including a drink, with dinner items costing about $12, also including a non-alcoholic beverage.

Renovations inside and out will promote the New Orleans vibe.

Lee said it’s been a dream of hers to be a part of downtown Macon. She and Kelly chose the location at 580 Cherry St. because it was close to the Second Street development project, and Cherry Street itself is already well established.

“We wouldn’t be opening a restaurant anywhere else,” she said.

Lee and Kelly plan to hire about 30 employees. Those interested in a job at Parish on Cherry St. can call 478-538-5119.

To contact writer Jennifer Burk, call 744-4345.