In December, the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah Avenue) announced it was closing. But rumors of its death proved to be greatly exaggerated.
On January 16, a trio of new owners closed on a deal to buy the Fox Park eatery from founder Brooke Roseberry. And within days, they'd quietly reopened — serving a small neighborhood crowd even as they worked through some IT difficulties."We didn't really advertise we were open, because we wanted to get things straightened out," says Mark Hinson, one of the new owners. "The IT issues were a problem pretty much every day."
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