Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Jon Burns said sales had been decreasing, with food and labor costs rising in this economy, and, "as an independent restaurant, it's getting harder and harder to earn a living at it... Our type of restaurant might slowly be becoming a thing of the past."
The restaurant posted the closing notice on its Facebook page, prompting lots of all-capital comments: "OH NO!" and "SO SORRY" and "You will TRULY be missed" -- along with fond memories of a spot that taught many what a fish camp was. Generally thought to have begun around the Depression, they were spots, near waterways, where fishers could fry up their catch. Those cooking began to do side dishes as well, and to sell to others.
Catering will continue to be offered, "at least for awhile," says Jon. 10012 Moores Chapel Loop (on the Catawba River, just off Wilkinson Boulevard, U.S. 29/74); 704-399-3385.
“It’s sad – but who else gets a 67-year run?” asks Jon.
Posted by Helen Schwab at 3:02 PM