Decatur Restaurant Owner Teri Rogers Dies

Ms. Rogers owned Feast restaurant but closed it last February to concentrate on battling breast cancer. Another Decatur business owner, Corinne Herbst of the Alexia Gallery, died last week of complications from breast cancer.

Teri Rogers, former owner of Feast restaurant in Decatur, died Saturday at her sister's home in Marietta.

Ms. Rogers located across from the old Decatur train depot, last February to concentrate on her health.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home at 502 Miller Street Extension in Statesboro. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society at 515 Denmark St., Suite 500, Statesboro, GA 30458. Attention: Kay Nay.

The Feast website provided this biographical information about Ms. Rogers.

Teri has been in the restaurant business since the late 70’s, her fine dining experience beginning with the Peasant Restaurant Group in the early 80’s. Those who lived and dined in Atlanta back then will remember The Peasant Group as the company that introduced Atlanta to a whole new trend of dining experience. Working with several of the Peasant concepts, Teri gained invaluable knowledge through eight years of front of house kitchen experience.

Afterward, she absorbed five more years of experience, handling high volume as manager of Neighbor’s Pub and Darkhorse Tavern, part of Neighborhood Concepts, Inc.  After that, she was off to Tennessee, joining a couple of friends in opening a southern eclectic style restaurant called Pearl’s Cafe, located in Sewanee, at the heart of Monteagle Mountain and naturally became an instant success, with features in the New York Times as well as Southern Living.

After seven years of living in the Cumberland Plateau, Teri decided to move back to Atlanta and start a new venture. After settling back into the Virginia Highlands of the city, she was offered an opportunity to help Crescent Moon open a new restaurant at Northlake. Afterwards, Teri was then able to focus on a new and exciting concept that felt instantly comfortable. With the wood fired pizza oven and fun atmosphere, Feast became a smashing success! Opened in 2005, Feast is now celebrating 5 years of serving the Decatur area.

Another well-known Decatur business owner, Corinne Herbst of the Alexia Gallery, died last week of complications from breast cancer.

The Feast space on East Howard Street is now being converted into a Mexican restaurant called Mar.

Patch will update the story as details come in.


Ralph Ellis January 27, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Teri Rogers will be missed. Patch sends condolences to her family.
Andrea Berry January 27, 2013 at 09:52 PM
This is such sad news. Teri Rogers was a wonderful, caring woman whose impact on the Decatur community is immeasurable. She will be greatly missed.
Penny Williams January 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM
I am so sad to hear this. She was such a warm welcomiing person. We felt like we had known her for years - that's how she treated her customers.
rk January 29, 2013 at 02:28 AM
So sad...was a wonderful place and she must have been a wonderful woman.


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