QUESTION: Reader Jessica Crye asked if Athens is getting a Cotton Patch restaurant, like she’s heard. She messaged me the question through our Facebook page.
SOURCES: Athens City Secretary Pam Watson and Athens Director of Planning & Development Gary Crecelius.
I visited Watson this morning and we talked about Cotton Patch, and while we talked she called Crecelius to double check the information.
Although nothing has been decided at this point, the folks at Cotton Patch are talking with the city about locations. One possible landing spot is near the new Pizza Hut on State Highway 31.
These things are a process and you never know what could happen … but as of this morning, it is the opinion of city officials that Cotton Patch is actively exploring the option of coming to Athens.