After nearly 60 years in business, Price’s Chicken Coop, a legendary restaurant in Charlotte’s South End, is closing it’s doors on June 19.
“It is with heavy hearts that The Chicken Coop has decided to close our doors after 59 years of business due to the Labor shortage, rising food costs, food quality, and another coin shortage,” the restaurant revealed on Facebook Thursday morning. After hearing the news customers flocked to the restaurant causing an over 90 minute wait time to receive their meal, many stating that people should have been fueling the business in this manner before they made the announcement. Some are in disbelief hoping the doors stay open.
Price’s Chicken Coop is a cherished relic of the South End neighborhood‘s working-class past. Very little has changed since it opened 59 years ago. To this day, the family-run restaurant still doesn’t have customer seating, doesn’t deliver, and only accepts cash.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” co-owner Stephen Price told The Charlotte Observer back in 2017.
“We thank everybody for their support and business over the years!” Price’s Chicken Coop’s Facebook announcement concludes. “May God Continue to Bless You All!”