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S&S Cafeteria in Embry Village closing to make way for Kroger expansion

S & S Cafeteria, the institution known for its southern cooking, is closing one of its two Atlanta locations this week.

The Embry Village restaurant on Chamblee-Tucker Road will close on July 10.

For more than 75 years the family owned chain has served customers at cafeteria-style eateries.

The Embry Village location, which opened in 1973, will close after dinner service on Sunday due to the expansion of the neighboring Kroger.

Kroger is building a larger "Kroger Marketplace" that will feature an assortment of merchandise as well as a Kroger fuel center.

According to a recent story on , the community had been divided on the fate of S&S.

Some residents noted that the location had recently failed a health inspection, others were saddened to hear about the loss of a location that has been a favorite on Sunday afternoon for meals after church.

There is another location of S&S at Campbellton Plaza on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta.

S&S also operates cafeterias in Augusta, two in Macon and in Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.

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