Allen’s was an old classic staple that closed just prior to my matriculation to the University. A former customer and student of the University during the 80’s decided he wanted to reopen the restaurant so he found one of the old chefs, located a bunch of the old decorations, and had someone recreate the former location’s front so he could make an Allen’s of his own.
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I give them an awful lot of credit for trying, but I think when someone comes along and opens a burger joint where the original Allen’s stood, the new Allen’s is going to have a rough time competing.
Don’t get me wrong though, I do believe the intersection of Hawthorne and Oglethorpe can be revitalized to better serve the neighborhood. I just don’t believe that “the Allen’s franchise” is that valuable.