Fans of Souper Jenny and its fast and fresh soup and sandwiches will want to take heed of this news. Chef-owner Jenny Levison is opening a Roswell outpost later this fall and is closing down her Decatur locale. Although, she plans to reopen that restaurant in another spot.
The Roswell Souper Jenny is to be located at 589 Atlanta Street, behind the Red Door Playhouse and the Roswell Visitor’s Center across from the town green.
“I am always looking for unique spots in the community where I feel a local restaurateur will be welcomed, and Roswell seems like a natural fit,” she tells Eater Atlanta.
Choosing this particular location in Roswell—behind the small theatre which stages children’s production and adult improv shows—is no coincidence. Levison is also a professional actor. She’s set to perform in a one woman play entitled “I Love, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in downtown Roswell this fall.
Levison says she’s “extremely excited” about having plenty of parking at the new Roswell restaurant. It’s a problem the Decatur location continually faces. Levison says the parking problems hinder business there. Souper Jenny-Decatur’s lease is up at the end of January and she’s taking the opportunity to find another location with a better parking situation.
After 19 years and soon-to-be five locations, however, the chef-actor isn’t slowing down. Levison has big plans to expand to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is looking into a possible location along the beaches of the 30A in Florida.
Souper Jenny’s flagship restaurant opened in 1999 on East Andrews Drive in Buckhead before moving to its present location in 2016 at the Atlanta History Center on West Paces Ferry Road. There are three other Souper Jenny outposts in Brookhaven, Decatur, and the Westside.
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