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Roswell mainstays close suddenly New Year’s Eve



ROSWELL, Ga. — Two staple restaurants in the Roswell food scene closed suddenly New Year’s Eve. Both Greenwoods and Swallow at the Hollow, known for their Southern comfort and barbeque food offerings, announced that Dec. 31, 2017 was their last day of business in a recorded phone message.

“We have permanently closed our doors for business,” the message said. “We appreciate your business over the years, and thank you very much if you were a patron of the restaurant.”

Event facility and catering service The Yellow House likewise has


All three buildings, now empty, sit adjacent to one another on Green Street.

Many fans of the three locations took to Facebook in the wake of the closings to express their disbelief and sadness.

Bill Greenwood, the owner of the two restaurants, first opened Greenwoods on Green Street in 1986. Its sister restaurant, Swallow at the Hollow, opened on the same street in 1999. Greenwoods was well known for its Southern comfort food, especially its fried chicken, while Swallow at the Hollow was hailed for its barbeque and live performances.

The Herald has reached out to Greenwood about the closures.

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