Same name, new look: Babalu reopening doors under new ownership

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Babalu is back, but under new ownership. While the name will remain the same, the operation will be different.

Maple Hall acquired the local hot-spot after Spell Restaurant Group announced a few months ago that they were closing two locations including the one in Knoxville.

Maple Hall saw the potential in the restaurant and wanted to “re-vamp” it.

“What would make you linger here?” that was the question Maple Halle general manager Ryan Sheley says they asked themselves when they acquired Babalu. With that in mind, they went to work; drumming up plans give the local-favorite a new and exciting look.

The team painted a picture of what the space will look like.

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