South Cobb Diner may open in March in downtown Austell

South Cobb Diner may be opening in March in downtown Austell. Courtesy of West Cobb Diner

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South Cobb Diner may be opening in March in downtown Austell. Courtesy of West Cobb Diner

A companion restaurant to West Cobb Diner is expected to open in downtown Austell in March, according to Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins.

Jerkins told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday that South Cobb Diner will open in a city building at 5850 Love St. to be leased and later sold to the restaurant.

The city is spending $229,000 to ready the interior with all new plumbing and five air-conditioning units, Jerkins said.

Funding is from interest earned on the city’s $5 million Norfolk Southern railroad settlement when the Austell intermodal facility was constructed at U.S. 278 and 6000 Dr. Luke Glenn Garrett Jr. Memorial Highway.

Known for such Southern dishes as tomato pie, West Cobb Diner is at 3451 Ernest Barrett Parkway in Marietta.

Information: WestCobbDiner.com.