The Flying Biscuit Cafe is expected to open in east Cobb Monday, the restaurant has confirmed.

The restaurant is training employees this week, Daryl Dollinger, a Flying Biscuit representative, told the Marietta Daily Journal.

The Cobb Board of Commissioners granted a waiver Tuesday allowing the restaurant to sell alcohol.

The restaurant’s alcohol application was automatically denied due to a county ordinance that prohibits businesses from serving alcohol within 600 feet of certain buildings. Flying Biscuit is within 600 feet of East Cobb Library.

The County License Review Board unanimously recommended approval of a waiver after a hearing was held, according to the minutes of the hearing. The restaurant’s attorney pointed out in the hearing that the same shopping center — Parkaire Landing at the corner of Johnson Ferry and Lower Roswell roads — is home to a Kroger that sells beer and wine. Seven other businesses within a half-mile of Flying Biscuit also have licenses.

Other Flying Biscuit locations in metro Atlanta serve beer, wine and cocktails such as bloody marys and mimosas. The first Flying Biscuit Cafe opened in 1993 in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood. There are now more than 20 locations across four states.

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Phred LeChat

Heaven forbid someone might want to read a library book with a glass of wine...

richard plent

Meanwhile a pet store is opening in Roswell! Who cares? Is this an ad?

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