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Macon's iconic H&H Restaurant closed

The Downtown Macon Rotary Club held a cash mob in August to infuse the legendary H&H Restaurant with much needed money.

The group heard the Forsyth Street restaurant had fallen on hard times, and they drummed up business by encouraging people to eat there on Aug. 29, 2013.

H&H managed to stay open for another few months but closed at the end of the year.

John Charles Griffin, a restaurant spokesman, told 13WMAZ on Friday that H&H is hoping to reopen "as soon as possible."

Griffin said the restaurant is in the process of transitioning its ownership, but he couldn't provide details because of negotiations. He also said the restaurant is in need of repairs to its ventilation system and gas stove.

Griffin, a close friend of "Mama" Louise Hudson wants customers to know that, "Mama will continue to work with the restaurant in the future. She will continue to be an integral part in the restaurant's future," he said.

Hudson, affectionately called "Mama," opened H&H in the late 1960s, and it became a favorite of many, including two hungry, struggling musicians - Dickey Betts and Barry Oakley, founding members of the Allman Brothers Band.

Hudson continued to feed the band as they struggled financially before making it big.

She developed a lifelong relationship with them and was a special guest of Gregg Allman at his concert at the Macon City Auditorium in January.

Griffin said Hudson is doing well and enjoying her time at home, but she's looking forward to returning to H&H.

"The integrity of the restaurant will be as it has been in the past," Griffin said about its hopeful reopening.

He didn't have a time frame for when that might be.


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