Well this is exciting news!
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is opening a new restaurant in Savannah, GA this summer, her son Jamie Deen recently announced via Twitter.
"We'll save y'all a seat! Coming this summer," Jamie wrote alongside a "coming soon" sign for Paula Deen’s Creek House Seafood & Grill.
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The 70-year-old star's newest eatery will be located at the former location of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant Paula previously co-owned with her brother, Earl W. "Bubba" Hiers Jr. Bubba reportedly closed the business in 2014 to explore other ventures.
We'll save y'all a seat! Coming this summer.#Goodfood pic.twitter.com/AxGyAFI0F9— Jamie Deen (@jamie_deen) April 3, 2017
We'll save y'all a seat! Coming this summer.#Goodfood pic.twitter.com/AxGyAFI0F9
Paula's new restaurant will be her second in Savannah, where she resides with her husband, Michael Groover. She and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen, opened The Lady & Sons eatery back in January 1996.
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In 2008, the Food Network star opened another restaurant, the Paula Deen Buffet, in Tunica County, MS, but that business reportedly closed around 2013. Paula then opened Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge, TN in 2015. Another Family Kitchen restaurant is additionally set to soon open in Myrtle Beach, SC.
In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, Paula opened up about turning 70 years old and revealed she's now "focusing on new beginnings."
Paula cooking on the Today show. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Retirement is totally out of the question for me! I think I’d get stale and old if I didn’t have work to look forward to,” she said. “I’ve never slowed down. I can’t, no matter what. I’m a 24/7 worker!”
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After a turbulent few years — she was the subject of a racial slur controversy back in 2013 — Paula recently made a Hollywood comeback by competing on Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars.
"I want to get a better body. What I hope I can get out of this [experience] is a bunch of new friends... and maybe lose some weight," she said in a previous interview of joining the show. Paula and her pro partner, Louis van Amstel, were eliminated fourth on DWTS in October 2015.
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