Havana Sandwich Shop owner Debbie Benedit says that — barring any further delays (and there have plenty) — the new Havana will open “within the next two weeks.”
This is great news for fans of the Cuban restaurant, who were saddened last year when the long-favored Buford Highway eatery suffered total loss from fire.
“People have been joking with me to get the place opened on October 6, you know, sort of a ‘risen from the ashes’ thing,” Benedit said, “but I said no way.”
October 6, 2008, was the date of the fire.
The new spot is in a squeaky clean shopping strip mall just two miles north of the old spot on Buford, inside Crossroads Shopping Center at the intersection of Clairmont and Buford Highway.
“All my girls will be with me,” said Benedit, “and the menu is exactly the same. The only thing different is the location.” The new location is at 3979 Buford