Those cravings for Bully Burgers and fresh-cut fries can be satisfied again after Dawsonville's historic Pool Room reopened Saturday.
"We didn't have people waiting at the door when we opened, but they started coming in right after," said Gordon "G.P." Pirkle Jr., son of owner Gordon Sr. "Everybody's real happy that we're open again."
Chick-fil-A in Dawsonville, as well as those across the nation, tallied record breaking sales Aug. 1 as customers rallied in support of the eatery following statements by the restaurant's president and chief operating officer, Dan Cathy. The CEO said the company is supportive of "the biblical definition of the family unit."
Raymond Gross and his grandchildren were among the packed crowd having lunch at the Dawsonville location.
The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has officially entered into a 50-year contract to help build and operate a reservoir along Shoal Creek, although the property owner hasn't agreed to join in the project.
The proposed 2,000-acre reservoir would be built on the hilly, wooded landscape of Dawson Forest, a 10,000-acre tract the city of Atlanta has owned since the early 1970s.
Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.