The Coosa Cleaver has been the talk of the town since they announced they’d be coming to Wetumpka a few months ago. Owners Danyalle and Ryan Friday revealed that they’d be opening their doors for the first time on December 27, making their debut the River Region’s last big gift of 2018.
The Fridays own Montgomery business and eatery The Cork & Cleaver, as well; the Coosa Cleaver’s name is an homage to this original Zelda Road location.
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“We have been truly overwhelmed with the love and excitement the city of Wetumpka and the surrounding area has shown us,” said Danyalle. “We are very honored to be here and looking forward to the memories that will be made.”
The Coosa Cleaver will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Friday to Saturday.
When the Coosa Cleaver’s arrival was first announced back in August, the news took Central Alabama by storm. The Cork & Cleaver has become a staple of Montgomery’s lunchtime – Friday nights are just as full of energy and excitement. With a wide array of drinks, an awesome waitstaff, and a menu that’s out-of-this-world good, the Cork & Cleaver lays the foundation for a strong business model over at the Coosa Cleaver.
The view as seen from The Coosa Cleaver’s second-floor bar, the 1909.
The Coosa Cleaver also features a second-floor bar – the 1909 – from which you can see the beautiful sprawl of downtown Wetumpka. Given that the downtown area’s more upscale watering holes have mostly dried up, this’ll provide a nice spot for dates or simply hanging out.
And so Thursday marks one of the biggest, most pivotal moments in Wetumpka’s history. And that’s not only because it’ll be a great, new restaurant for people to enjoy – but because they have been working with organizations like the Downtown Redevelopment Authority to help revitalize Wetumpka’s downtown. The Coosa Cleaver is a part of this new genesis, and hopefully, there’s more to come.
And since they’re located inside the old Little Sam’s Cafe building, they already hold a special place in our hearts here at Central Alabama Weekend.
The original Little Sam’s Cafe sign, which was renovated by Big Fish Art Studio, a Wetumpka creative team.
You can check back here tomorrow for an exclusive, first-look video inside the Coosa Cleaver.
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