The Varsity’s famous “What’ll ya have?” might be heard in Macon at some point in the future, but for now it’s more like “What else have ya got?”
The company has been looking but hasn’t found the “perfect” location yet, a company official said.
After months of rumors that the iconic Atlanta-based restaurant possibly was going to locate in one of Mercer University’s new loft developments, Ashley Weiser, The Varsity’s marketing director, dispelled that notion.
Weiser said The Varsity was asked by Mercer to consider locating “into a place across from the campus ... but it didn’t really seem like something we were interested in.
“We do have an interest in Macon -- we have looked at a few different properties there,” Weiser said. “We just haven’t found anything that’s perfect yet, so we’re going to keep looking.”
Two of Mercer’s developments with retail space are under construction. The Lofts at College Hill is on property behind the post office on College Street. Groundbreaking for the university’s latest mixed-use project, the Lofts at Mercer across Mercer University Drive from Mercer Stadium, was held this month.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.