Mr. G’s to finally open in February

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 8, 2004

The time for pasta is rapidly approaching Demopolis once again. When a fire last year took away one of Demopolis’ hottest places to eat, everyone was waiting for the day it would be repaired.

Well when Gerald Gilbert announced a move out to highway 80 the citizens of Demopolis have been counting the days. Well the day is finally here.

The Mr. G’s has been a Demopolis landmark for 30 years now.

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The new restaurant will be 5,700 square feet, a little smaller than the old store, but is able to seat 180 people comfortably, which is more seating than the old store. "I have lived in four different states and countless cities and Demopolis is by far the best city I’ve ever lived in. I enjoy living here and I plan on being buried out on 43 one day," Gilbert said.

There will be countless improvements that the new store will have compared to the old store, but one for sure will be the new drive through window. "We will have to see how the public reacts to it, I don’t want the customers inside to have to wait while we tend to the ones outside," Gilbert said.

It has taken longer than Gilbert thought for the building to be completed due to weather issues and delays in the completion of the architecture plans to get finished. "Eaves Construction is doing a fine job with the building so far, I hope we can get finished without any more delays. Everything else is ordered and ready to be installed in the new building," Gilbert said.

There will be a few new items on the menu, but all of the old favorites will be there also. So, only a few more months and Miss Avery and the rest of Demopolis will be able to enjoy the home style Italian cooking that is Mr. G’s.

Another new restaurant is set to open very soon also. Smokin’ Jack’s Barbeque is set to open on January 19. They may be open a couple of days sooner, but that depends if they get finished with the interior.