Ping’s Grill set to reopen on July 7th under new management

The Toccoa City Commission approved a lease agreement for Ping’s Grill.

The decision was made during the Commission’s regular scheduled meeting on Monday.

According to City Manager Billy Morse, the lease agreement will allow Michael and Chris Mckissack to run Ping’s Grill for 2 years and plan to open the restaurant on July 7.

“We have been in discussions with Michael and Chris Mckissack to manage and operate Ping’s Grill. You have a proposed lease based on the discussions which include an expected opening date of July 7th. They will begin with a four-day operation but quickly move to a five-day a week operation. The days and hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday plus Sunday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. They’ll offer a causal dining family atmosphere serving salad, sandwiches and burgers, including a more upscale diner options with steak, shrimp, fish, and chicken. The rent will be $1,500 a month for the first 3 months, then $2,000 a month for the rest of the two years we are proposing,” he said.

Morse says the city looks forward to working with the Mckissacks.

Mayor Jeanette Jamieson said she’s glad to see someone wanting to bring Ping’s Grill back.

Commissioner Gail Fry mirrored Jamieson’s remark and added that the Mckissacks are aiming at creating a family-friendly restaurant.

A motion approving the agreement was made by Commissioner Evan Hellenga with Commission Terry Carter seconding the motion.

The motion was approved unanimously.