Mary Mac’s tea room reopens 2 months after roof collapse

An iconic Atlanta restaurant is reopening two months after part of its roof collapsed on top of a dining room.

The collapse occurred at Mary Mac’s Tea Room on Ponce de Leon Avenue during heavy rains in early March. Debris, such as bricks, wood, insulation and glass, was scattered along the sidewalk outside the restaurant following the collapse. A burst pipe left water gushing for hours.

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The restaurant said it has made all necessary repairs and will reopen its dining room on Wednesday.

They say they took advantage of the closure to modernize the restaurant.

“Thank you to everyone near and far for your support during our closure and to our engineers and contractors for working to keep our restaurant safe, allowing us to gain approval from the city to reopen,” they said. writes the owners on social networks. “Your warm wishes and kind words have kept us moving forward during this difficult process, and we look forward to sharing our incredible Southern cuisine and hospitality with you again soon.”


Tony Monachese of Paul Davis Restoration of North Atlanta in Channel 2’s Bryan Mims After the collapse, it is likely that rainwater accumulated on the flat roof and forced it to give way.

“This is a pretty catastrophic structural failure,” he said. “Situations like this usually last several months. »

Mary Mac’s Tea Room opened in 1945 and remains the quintessential Southern comfort food restaurant. It is known nationwide for its Southern staples such as fried chicken, collard greens, pot roast and fried green tomatoes.

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