Longtime brunch restaurant Sweet Melissa’s is now closed after 32 years on Decatur Square. Owners Glen and Liz Gurevitch are retiring, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, which mentions “exciting things” to come for the building.
First opened in 1989 as the Pita Place, and as one of the youngest business owners in Decatur at that time, Glen Gurevitch tells Decaturish he and his wife eventually changed the name to Sweet Melissa’s in 1996, named in honor of the couple’s daughter.
Known for serving a variety of pancakes, omelets, and French toast on the menu as well as sandwiches and salads, Sweet Melissa’s became a mainstay for breakfast and brunch over its three decades on the square.
The Gurevitch family, who also own the building in which both Sweet Melissa’s and neighboring Brick Store Pub reside, listed it for sale following the March 6 closure. Other than a new landlord in the future, it appears nothing is slated to change for Brick Store Pub upon the sale of the building.