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A mix of old and new makes Coweta a unique place to live — and dine WRITTEN BY MAGGIE BOWERS PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARA MOORE, BRONWYN COFFEEN-MERCER AND MARK FRITZ

With an ever-growing — and ever-

The Oink Joint BBQ joined the dining scene in downtown Newnan in April 2016. The unique eatery took over the former home of The Cellar at 9 East Washington Street.

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changing — list of restaurants in Coweta, choosing a place to dine in the county has never been so deliciously overwhelming. In the county’s center of Newnan, classic eateries like Sprayberry’s Barbecue and Golden’s on the Square remain favorites among locals while new establishments such as The Oink Joint BBQ, Pie-Five and Casa Burgers attempt to join the ranks of the city’s top contenders in food. Though several new commercial buildings, including restaurants, have been erected in the city in 2016, Newnan remains known for its practice of “upcycling,” or repurposing generations-old and even historic buildings into new businesses. Approaching a one-year anniversary, the bar and restaurant known as RPM Full Service was once a Chevron gas station. The restaurant, which serves burgers, sandwiches and a variety of beer, traded in the old service station for a unique venue. The eatery includes an indoor bar with seating and a popular outdoor patio, decorated with a nod to the restaurant’s nottoo-distant past — the name included. Other changes in Newnan in the last year include the relocation of  The Cellar. A fine dining venue, The Cellar specializes in fine steaks, exotic game burgers and a selection of wines. Formerly located at 9 East Washington St., the restaurant relocated in

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