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Company officials say by the end of the year Grady Countians will have a new place to dine.
Work began Monday on the demolition of the former Ameris Bank branch located at 40 U.S. 84 to make way for a new Huddle House restaurant.
Huddle House spokesperson Sydney Thompson said this week the local restaurant will be a company owned and operated restaurant, not a franchised location.
Huddle House, which was founded 54 years ago, currently has more than 400 locations open or in development. The company is based out of Sandy Springs, Ga.
The real estate for the new restaurant was owned by Cairo businessman John Brannon who sold it to Huddle House Inc., and the transaction closed last week.
Southern Contractors of Cairo was employed to raze the former drive-up bank branch, which has been a local landmark since the original structure was constructed and opened to the public in April 1971.