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UPDATE (Feb. 23, 2015) - The day regulars and fans of OK Cafe are looking for now appears to be Monday, June 1. That's the day the popular Buckhead restaurant plans to reopen after a fire late last year did extensive damage.
Staff will return to work in mid-May to prepare OK Cafe for its reopening. Come back for future updates.
ATLANTA (Dec. 22, 2014) - Looks like OK Cafe regulars will have to way until May to get a table at their favorite Buckhead breakfast (and more) spot.
OK Cafe workers were told this morning that the restaurant, closed since a fire caused extensive damage on Dec. 7, isn't expected to reopen until May. Restaurant managers and owners let employees know their jobs will be waiting for them, even if they pick up some temporary work. (Photo courtesy of ajc.com.)
This rainy Monday wasn't totally dreary for the staff, though. They received a payment from the Christmas Fund for OK Cafe Staff set up by Cousins Properties EVP John McColl and his son John McColl Jr.
This morning, John Jr. sent this messages to those who gave to the fund via crowdrise.
This morning we successfully distributed the donated funds, along with a personal thank you card to OK Cafe management. Without your generous donations this would not have been possible so thank you. The overwhelming success of the fund will help each employee be able to celebrate Christmas the right way. Again thank you for your contributions.
As employees arrived at OK Cafe to pick up their portion of the fund, several hugged in the parking lot and talked about the day the restaurant at West Paces Ferry Road and Northside Parkway reopens.
Can't wait for that day this spring.