Watershed opens in new location

on May 24, 2012 No comments : by 11 Alive news staff : View article on

BUCKHEAD, Ga. — Watershed, the restaurant that had been a staple in Decatur for 13 years closed in August 2010, and opens to the public Friday, May 25 in Buckhead at ‘The Brookwood’ condominium complex.

Emily Saliers, part of the musical folk duo, Indigo Girls, remains a part-owner of the restaurant, along with Ross Jones and Chef Joe Truex.

The singer and restauranteur grew up in Decatur, and still calls the community home… but says the move was necessary for the restaurant’s next chapter.

“I think people get attached to their place, like at Decatur Watershed, we had a lot of loyal clientele and people where it was their little spot, but it has time to grow, honestly,” Emily Saliers said. “We’re so excited about this space. We bring the same vibe.”

Truex, the Executive-Chef in the Decatur location, remains in charge of the kitchen at the Buckhead location. But his Southern-inspired menu is new for the new location on Peachtree Road.

In addition to the new location for her restaurant, Emily Saliers is getting ready for a national tour next month. The Indigo Girls play Atlanta at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in September.

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