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Square One Is Closing; 180°F Cafe Is Open; More Food News

Open since 2009, Square One Fish Co. will do its last day of business in its current location on Sunday. Owners Erica and Joe Cascio have sold the building to a hotel that will open next to the Classic Center, something meeting planners have desired for a long time.

Also closed are the Hawthorne Avenue location of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (the Oconee location remains open) and Always Baked on Baxter Street.

180°F Cafe is open at 650 W. Broad St., in the former Quickly, doing a similar kind of thing: bubble tea, fried Taiwanese snacks, Thai tea, bento boxes, Jittery Joe’s coffee. You can get a look at the hand-written menu here.

The original Blind Pig on Baldwin Street has a goodbye party scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m., with live music and an auction for some of the memorabilia therein. The new downtown location opens Oct. 31 for the UGA-Florida football game.

Also scheduled for Saturday, at 6 p.m., is the eighth annual Harvest Moon Dinner, which benefits Athens Land Trust. Mimi Maumus of home.made will be cheffing this year, with her pickled deviled eggs, a family-style dinner focusing on vegetables (plus pepper jelly bbq chicken) and pecan sandies with heirloom pumpkin pudding, whipped cream and candied sage for dessert. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online here.