Mr. G’s hopes to open March 5

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 27, 2004

Put that order of spaghetti on hold for a few extra days. The constant bad weather has once again caused a delay in the construction of the new Mr. G’s on Highway 80 West.

The owner of Mr. G’s Gerald Gilbert said that Eaves Construction was shooting for March 1 as the opening date, but the rain has caused a delay in the pouring of the cement for the parking lot. He believes that this will only be a slight delay in the official opening date.

“We’re sorry for the delays, but we can’t control the weather. We just want everyone to know that when we open, we’ll be ready for business,” Gilbert said.

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Gilbert is hoping that the restaurant can open at the latest by Friday March 5.

They are still working on the parking lot and some of the exterior of the building, but the inside of the restaurant looks great. It will be great to finally move into the new building, but I miss the old one very much-said Gilbert.

“There are so many memories at the old building, that it will take some time for Demopolis to get use to a new Mr. G’s,” said Gilbert.

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.

There will be a few new items on the menu, but all of the old favorites will be there also.