Is Waffle House moving into downtown? Thats the rumor swirling as work continues to transform the former Windsor hotel property on Broadway Street into new upstairs condos and street level retail space. I recently talked with one of the owner/developers, Brett Krueger, who told me that interest is high in the space and that it has been shown to many prospects. (Several months ago, the hot rumor was that Chipotle was going in there. More background on the Windsor here.)
Krueger told me there had been no decisions made about tenant. He said he does, indeed, want a restaurant tenant in the space that was once home to the venerable Hearn’s Bicycle shop. He also said he wants a tenant that fits with the downtown vibe.
It seems unlikely to me that a Waffle House would come downtown. We’ll wait and see.