A Peachtree Cafeteria Brunch-Lunch-Dinner sign has gone up on the former Papa Lew’s Soul Delicious spot in Gates Plaza, 2128 E. 12th St.
Vera Willis, co-owner of The Peachtree Buffet, declined to comment on the new restaurant or when it will open. Gates Plaza officials did not return phone calls.
Peachtree is known for its soul food, traditional Southern cuisine and comfort food — fried chicken, baked neckbones, smothered pork chops, Mississippi catfish, collard greens, candied yams and peach cobbler.
Vera and Lavell Willis opened the all-you-can-eat Peachtree Buffet on Eastwood Trafficway in 1996. Six years later they added a location in the 18th & Vine district, but they relocated that restaurant to the Power & Light District in 2008.
After two years of operations, the Power & Light restaurant filed for bankruptcy reorganization and it closed in late 2010.