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New Flowery Branch restaurant vows to be ‘more family-oriented’
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A Flowery Branch restaurant is getting a new name and new owners in 2020. - photo by David Barnes

HomeTown Grill in Flowery Branch is becoming Breakwater Grill.

Ownership change is taking effect Wednesday, Jan. 1, according to a city document, with the new restaurant planning “to keep it more family-oriented than it has been in the past.”

Flowery Branch City Council

What: Proposed alcohol license for new restaurant, Breakwater Grill

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2

Where: Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.

Breakwater Grill at 4856 Hog Mountain Road, just south of Spout Springs Road, is “looking forward to 2020 operations.”

Breakwater has had a management agreement since Sept. 1 with HomeTown owner Kaleigh Oxendine, according to the city.

Flowery Branch City Council is set to consider new owner Harry Kelley’s request for a beer, wine and distilled spirits consumption license. The vote is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.

“The application has been processed and reviewed, and everything is in order for the council’s approval,” according to the city.

Restaurant owners couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Flowery Branch also notes that “there are records of an alcoholic beverage license at this location since 2004, with the most recent license for HomeTown Grill for the last two years.”

HomeTown opened in June 2018, after Oxendine had finished an interior makeover. The restaurant replaced Green’s Tavern, which closed in April 2017 after it was cited by Flowery Branch with alcohol violations.
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HomeTown Grill off Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch. - photo by David Barnes
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