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Metropolis Announces New Location

Milledgeville, GA – Metropolis Cafe is moving to a new location in downtown Milledgeville.

The cafe has been around for 15 years and was opened by Deepak Kumar, an Indian native. He spent his life working in a similar restaurant in India before moving to America in hopes of giving people a taste of food from his homeland.

Kumar and his staff have spent the last 15 years serving locals and college students anything from gyros with chicken and lettuce, hummus, and pita wraps. They also offer vegan options such as Spanakopita and Vegetable Kabob. Their prices range from five dollars to 30 dollars. The restaurant sits between Aurabliss and Eclectic at 138 N Wayne St, Milledgeville, and is open seven days a week.

 Their doors open at 11 am every day, and when you walk in you are met with a bar area for seating. As you go further into the restaurant, you will see that they have a back seating area with booths for bigger groups and an outside seating area for those who want to get some sunshine as they enjoy their meals.

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Even with this amount of seating, they can’t handle the influx of customers on busy days, so they have decided to move across the street to 111 N Wayne St, Milledgeville.

“We’ve just outgrown this location; we’re (looking) for something bigger, something newer,” said Sammy Roberts, a shift leader at Metropolis. “(Something) that we can renovate and completely call ours. Something that we will own outright as well. Uh, but mainly, it’s because we’ve outgrown this space and need a bigger space.”

This new location provides more room for customers and is close to the old location, so customers won’t have to travel far to get their favorite Greek-Mediterranean dishes. 

After inquiring as to why the new location was chosen Roberts believed it was because it is close to the old location. 

 “I think because that location is close in proximity to this location,” Roberts said. “And I think it just makes the most sense; it’s close to Hancock Street and closer to most of the downtown business.”

With Garbutt Construction breaking ground last summer on the new location, there is still much to be done, such as installing sinks for the kitchen, fixing lighting and electricity to ensure everyone will be safe, and installing booths and tables.

Some locals are excited about the new location and its extra room.

“On the busy nights when a lot of people are in town, it’s normally a wait here to get into the place,” said Amy Pickett, a senior nursing major. “It’ll be nice that there is a little bit more room over there.”

They also have to work on the new outside seating area next to the Deeproots Stage, which management hopes will be completed a month after they move into the new location.When clearing the area for the new outside seating,  they discovered different designs which turned out to be flour murals advertising the flour, on the side of the wall of the building. The owner was so impressed by the designs he decided to have them sealed and preserved. 


Management is hopeful everything will be completed by the end of March or early April for the grand opening of their new and improved Metropolis Cafe. 


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Shadimon Smith

Shadimon Smith, Class of 2025, is a Dean's List Mass Communications major concentrating in Journalism with a minor in Business Administration at Georgia College & State University. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Shadimon would eventually like to work for the New York Times in journalism. She is currently the News Editor for the Georgia College Colonnade. She has written articles about important events such as student loans to art as activism.

She grew up in a home with three younger brothers and a wonderful mother. She developed a love for reading and writing at a young age and has wanted to become a journalist for the majority of her life. On this site, these are some of her works from Spring 2024.

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