Anna Lee’s will open with the “same staff, same food and same hours,” Decker said. McMorran will be a presence at the restaurant to help with the transition and do some baking.
“It’s a great place,” Decker said. “It has a longstanding reputation in the community, and I’d hate to see a restaurant like that go away.”
McMorran purchased the restaurant in 1983, after previously working there as a waitress.
A native of the Netherlands who attended college in Indiana, McMorran moved to Atlanta in 1976 and worked in several area restaurants.
When it closed, Anna Lee’s was one of many food and beverage concept casualties due to the coronavirus economic impact. It is among the first to reopen after its initial closure.
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