Asheboro’s Huddle House to Close Briefly for Makeover
On Monday, Feb. 5, Huddle House at 731 W. Dixie Drive will close for an unprecedented period of about five consecutive days.
Owners Larry, Brett and Bam Black, as well as General Manager Barbara Black, are reinvesting about $125,000 into the business for renovations.
“Our customers deserve for us to continually reinvest in our company,” Brett said.
In the restaurant’s 22-year history as the endcap of the Lowes Foods shopping center on Dixie Drive, it has only closed for weather twice — and even then, each was for only one 8-hour shift and only because the facility had no power. During the blizzard of 2000, not only did they remain open, they served as the home-base for national coverage of the storm. Jim Cantore reported from just underneath the Huddle House sign.
Starting Monday, a construction crew will spend about two days gutting the dining area and bathrooms. It will take about three more days to rebuild. Custom furniture is already in storage next to the restaurant, ready for installation.
By Micki Bare
Published in The Courier-Tribune