(PHOTOS) Decatur Waffle House white and yellow tile installed

Posted by Dena Mellick November 11, 2015
White tile with a yellow and black tile border is now installed in the Decatur Waffle House under construction. November 2015, Photo by Dena Mellick

White tile with a yellow and black tile border is now installed in the Decatur Waffle House under construction. November 2015, Photo by Dena Mellick

Bright white tiles with a black and yellow border have been installed in the Decatur Waffle House under construction. A white-tiled divider has also been installed.

A spokesperson for Waffle House previously told Decaturish the planned location underneath Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur could be open by late November or early December, but the opening was subject to change.

Associate editor Dena Mellick got these photos on November 4. While work is well under way, there is still much to be done.

Workers could be seen on November 4 in the Decatur Waffle House that is under construction under Eddie's Attic. Photo by Dena Mellick

Workers could be seen on November 4 in the Decatur Waffle House that is under construction under Eddie’s Attic. Photo by Dena Mellick

The exterior of the Decatur Waffle House under construction. Photo by Dena Mellick

The exterior of the Decatur Waffle House under construction. Photo by Dena Mellick

A white-tiled divider also has been installed in the Waffle House under construction in Decatur. Photo by Dena Mellick

A white-tiled divider also has been installed in the Waffle House in Decatur. Photo by Dena Mellick

The “now taking applications” sign that Decaturish previously told you about is still in the window.

Construction on the Waffle House began during the spring, though it was not without challenges. According to the city, during renovations it was discovered “that all of the brick had been removed on the lower floor.” There was a plan to conduct more exploratory work on the second floor to see if there was any brick under the stucco covering.

The building on 515 N. McDonough Street was originally a Belk’s department store, according to the city.

“Since the location was an existing building the layout may be slightly different than a traditional Waffle House but it will still have the same feel,” Waffle House spokesperson Kelly Thrasher said.

The Waffle House chain got its start in 1955, right down the road in Avondale Estates. It’s now a Waffle House Museum, open a few days a week for tours.

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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