According to Kelley, the property will still be developed by local investment group QuarterTon Inc., though Appalachian Grill owners Jackie and Andrea Wallace will not be part of the plans. I think the delays made them feel like it hurt them, Kelley said. As delays continued, (the Wallaces) interests waned.
The restaurant was originally set to open in fall 2005, but the project hit a number of delays, including a change in the renovation plans for the building and the need for government approval including that of Romes Historic Preservation Commission.
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