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Downtown sushi lounge opening Tuesday
Downtown sushi lounge opening Tuesday

A new sushi lounge, Yabu,  opens in downtown Macon Tuesday.

The grand opening date is Tuesday, August 12 at 5 p.m.

Macon restaurateur Cesare Mammarella is shaking up his business portfolio downtown.

He closed Kashmir lounge at 496 Second St. in April and is planning to open Yabu Sushi on Aug. 12 in the same location. He's hired two sushi chefs, one from Atlanta and another from Savannah.

While they will offer traditional fare, Mammarella said, "we're going to do some edgy stuff with our Asian salads and sushi."

He said he doesn't want people to think of the new business as a sushi restaurant, but as a sushi lounge.

"Hopefully it will fill another niche," Mammarella said.

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