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Anaheim Soul Food Staple Expands With a Second Location in Long Beach

The second Georgia’s should be open by early 2019

Georgia’s Restaurant
Georgia’s Restaurant
Sathy T. via Yelp

Back in 2014, owner Gretchen Shoemaker opened the popular Georgia’s Restaurant in the Anaheim Packing District. Her family-owned soul food spot gathered a loyal following over the years, and now they’re ready to introduce a second location by early 2019. It’ll take up residency at the Long Beach Exchange, the mega shopping retail development in North Long Beach.

Shoemaker’s menu is a romp through traditional soul food, peppered with a taste of New Orleans, including po’ boys, red beans and rice, and jambalaya. It’s a solid add to LBX, who is curating a diverse group of restaurants. There’s a corner lot In-N-Out Burger, Orange County-based Portola Coffee Roasters, the upscale The 908, and Southern California chain The Kroft and Grilled Cheese Bar.

Georgia’s addition is a smart move by the organizers of Long Beach Exchange. According to the Long Beach Post, Georgia’s OC location brings in approximately $2 million per year.

Georgia’s at LBX. 4069 North Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, CA

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