Savour restaurant to replace Avenue Eat & Drink

Avenue Eat & Drink

A new restaurant is expected to set up shop at the former Avenue Eat & Drink location in downtown Tallahassee.

Renovations for Savour “Taste and See,” reports UrbanTallahassee, are underway. Boasting a bar, classic foods and local “flair,” the restaurant expects to open its doors Oct. 8.

According to Urban Tallahassee, Savour is spearheaded by restauranter Drew McLeod and Chef Brian Knepper.

Florida Politics has reached out to McLeod for comment on the new enterprise.

Located on East Park Avenue just blocks from the Capitol, Savour will be situated to cater to the hustlers and bustlers of the Tallahassee’s downtown district.

But eateries in the area, despite having proximity to an affluent base of customers, have recently struggled.

Avenue Eat & Drink quietly shuttered earlier this summer. The owner, Chris Clark, had filed bankruptcy on the business, according to court records. Nearby restaurants Fat Noodle and The Southern Public House closed their doors around the same time. Brew’d Awakening, a now-closed coffee shop, also couldn’t make the cut downtown.

Clark told Florida Politics in June that he anticipated another restaurant would replace Avenue. Then, he cited some of the obstacles for restaurants seeking to serve customers in the area. Among them: inconsistency in legislative session dates and downtown revitalization projects.

He did not provide a comment on news of Savour.  

Ongoing construction at the DoubleTree Hotel that’s forced the closure of a popular block of Adams Street is expected to continue through December, according to the city of Tallahassee.

Danny McAuliffe

Danny McAuliffe is a Tallahassee correspondent for Florida Politics. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. He is a lifelong Floridian and indulges in swimming, hiking, running and memes when the news cycle permits. Reach him at [email protected]


One comment

  • Sgk

    September 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Please support the downturned downtown. Hopefully, new city leadership will understand and support a vibrant downtown. Please support the last restaurant surviving, Jasmine Cafe

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