Pallookaville reopens after temporary closure for renovations
After a two-month closure, Pallookaville in Avondale Estates has reopened under new ownership.
The gourmet corn dog restaurant announced on its Facebook page that “The Wait is Over” and said there would be soft reopening at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26.
James Maggard and Jason Hylton, owners of the Matador Cantina in Oakhurst and the Local No. 7 and FiveSevenTwo in Tucker, have purchased the restaurant after founder Jim Stacy put it up for sale last year.
Hylton and Maggard also now own Pallookaville’s planned satellite location in Little 5 Points.
“They are good dudes,” Stacy said of the new owners. “They know what they’re doing. I was never supposed to be an operator. I was supposed to be an idea guy and a food guy.”
Maggard told Decaturish that he and Hylton wanted Stacy to remain with the company.
“Pallookaville is not Pallookaville without Jim Stacy,” Maggard said.
He said that most of the changes to the restaurant under new ownership will occur behind the scenes.
“There’s a bunch of mechanical stuff that needed to be done in the kitchen,” Maggard said. “We’re going to change the seating and we’re updating some stuff. For the most part, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”
He said he and Hylton want to “grow the brand” but said there currently aren’t any plans to open additional Pallookaville locations.
The restaurant closed at the beginning of February for “some mechanical repairs.”