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Scottie Dog, Old Towne Pizza closed temporarily
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Two restaurants in downtown Dawsonville are closed, at least for now, according to the establishments owner. Scotty Dog Cafe and Old Towne Pizza last week had closed signs posted on their doors. Unfortunately, Ive had some personal issues the last fews month, owner Chris Ridley said. I got in a spot where I needed to close both restaurants and regroup. Scotty Dog Cafe, located on the square in downtown Dawsonville, opened Feb. 6. Old Towne Pizza, located less than one block away, posted a sign saying: Closed for repairs. It opened in 2012. My wife had an emergency C-section, and its required me to spend more time at home, Ridley said. And, weve had some equipment issues at the restaurant. It was a lot of stuff that hit us all at once. Ridley added that his wife and son are doing well. We appreciate how much people care about our business. ... The support that everybody has given us has been incredible, and I dont want to give anything less than my best. Ridley said he hopes to reopen both restaurants sometime after the new year. We want him to be successful, but we also have a few people interested in those locations, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan said. Theyre prime spots. Grogan mentioned that Castleberry Ale House owner Donovan Hyder is one of the interested parties. Hyder and the City of Dawsonville jointly hosted the citys first music and beer festival in August.

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