The owners of both Midtown Grill locations in Habersham County will take over operation of the golf course restaurant, which will remain under it's current name.
Toccoa City Commissioners, at tonight's meeting, July 27, voted to approve a lease agreement with KR Equities, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, which goes into effect on Aug. 1, the restaurant will remain open to the public. All furnishings and equipment on site is included in the terms of the lease.
The city will provide electricity, water, garbage and natural gas service - a stipulation that drew comment from commissioner David Austin, who expressed concern that the cost of those utilities would be higher than the value of the lease payment. City Manager Billy Morse explained that the utilities for the full complex were under combined meters, and would be difficult to separate out, and were thus being included in the lease amount.
Tenants will be responsible for all other utilities, as well as all maintenance, while the city will retain responsibility for capital repairs. .
Under the approved lease agreement, lease payments will be $1 per month for the first three months; $1,000 per month for months 4-9, $1,500 per month for months 10-15, and $2,000 per month for the final nine months of the agreement.
According to information provided by the new management, the proposed menu will include specialty burgers, dinner plates, sandwiches and salad plates. The restaurant will be open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, with a proposed opening date of Sept. 9.