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Surrey Center eatery closing, to reopen this fall

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A Surrey Center restaurant is closing this month, but is expected to re-open with a new concept in the fall.

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Bistro 491 will close May 24 so that owner Todd Schafer can create a new, more casual restaurant in the same space.

The French cuisine-based restaurant has been open at 491 Highland Ave. since 1999.

“Your style changes over the years,” he said. “I just want to go in a different direction.”

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/15/14 - 02:48 pm
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Sure.

Sure.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 05/15/14 - 03:20 pm
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It's very obvious what he's

It's very obvious what he's doing. He's heard of all the chicken restaurants popping up here in Columbia County, so he sees a trend.
Restaurants are big on trends. So, I'm sure he's gonna put in an UPSCALE (everything in Surrey Center has to be tagged as "upscale"...I think it's in their lease!) and upscale chicken finger/tender restaurant!
No room for it on the Bistro 491 menu. Everyone knows French people can't fry chicken worth a darn.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/15/14 - 04:00 pm
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Loved the bistro. Hope it

Loved the bistro. Hope it isn't too casual.

jmo
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jmo 05/15/14 - 06:07 pm
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The sky is falling.....The

sky is falling....and the economy is getting better. Last week it was Crums and now the Bistro. Who's next?

Pops
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Pops 05/15/14 - 07:09 pm
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Maybe finally a Five

Guys in that location.....

corgimom
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corgimom 05/15/14 - 09:11 pm
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Well, when he reopens,

Well, when he reopens, Countyman will be thrilled and tell us that things in West Augusta are exploding.

thauch12
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thauch12 05/15/14 - 11:12 pm
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The decline of the Hill

The decline of the Hill continues...

countyman
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countyman 05/16/14 - 01:49 am
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Double standard!!!

I think somebody is jealous of the Hill, because the majority of residents in Columbia County have to eat at chain restaurants.. The fine dining of the new Bojangles and PDQ coming to Evans off Washington rd offer the exquisite dining experience compared to the restaurants in the Surrey Center.. The Stonecrest Steakhouse in Evans closed and the property fell into foreclosure.. The business was replaced with the chain TBonz.. The Food Lion closed on North Belair rd and became the new Big Lots..

The same person recently said the new outlet mall and whole foods are coming to Richmond County, because of the residents living in Columbia County.. Why is Pho Bac opening their second location in West Augusta(under construction at 2851 Washington rd) and not somewhere in Columbia County? The original location is in the heart of Evans. The developer probably realized the metro area can only support a certain number of niche restaurants. The West Augusta location will attract people from Summerville, Forest Hills, Country Club Hills, CBD, and North Richmond.

The Chick Fil A, grocery store, restaurants, and hotels are coming to 15th street in response to your other comment.

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Gage Creed 05/16/14 - 08:42 am
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Chick Fil A on 15th Street?

Chick Fil A on 15th Street? Is a Target coming too? (eyeroll)

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jimmymac 05/16/14 - 08:46 am
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I hope the Bistro doesn't change too much. We enjoyed eating there very much and Surrey Center has a great collection of eating choices.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/16/14 - 12:35 pm
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Bistro

Best Chilean Sea Bass I have ever had, bar none. Hope it reopens and does well.

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