Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Burgers on the Move

Posted By on Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:50 AM

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Last month we told you that Greenlight Market and Deli had closed their doors for "some reorganization." It hadn't taken long for Jim Massey and Brent Woodard's vision of a locavore's delight of a deli to earn its way into the hearts of their 12South neighbors, and their Facebook wall was filled with well-wishers begging for them to reopen.

Last night, that same Facebook page announced the big news that Greenlight is indeed reopening soon, but this time under the auspices of another pair of 12South magnates, Mike and Miranda Pontes, owner/operators of the Frothy Monkey and Burger Up.

No plans have been announced about exactly when Greenlight will swing open the barn doors again or if there will be any major changes to the operation, but considering the Pontes' dedication to high quality local ingredients in their other two establishments, it sounds like a good fit. Best of luck!

A little closer to town, another burger joint has quietly made a transition. The Cheeseburger Charley's at 400 21st Avenue has decided not to renew its franchisee status and has morphed into The Burger Factory. A recent quick visit showed almost no changes at all, except some sheets of white office paper taped over the old Cheeseburger Charley's logos.

The prices and the menu look the same (Including a paragraph about Cheeseburger Charley's commitment to vegetarian alternatives — better make a quick trip to the printer). They still have the condiment bar with those horribly addictive dill pickle slices that make me want to pack my ziplock-pocket khakis when I visit.

I'm not sure what the abandonment of the the franchise means to the future quality of the food, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Especially if they keep letting me fill up my to-go styrofoam container with pickles. If you get a chance to try out the food before we do, as always report back here.

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