Chapel Hill, N.C. Three years after filing for bankruptcy, gourmet food retailer Southern Season will close its doors in Chapel Hill, the parent company announced Monday.
Calvert Retail officials said via a press release that the Chapel Hill retailer will close early next year.
19659003] Weathervane restaurant on Southern Season has already closed.
"Southern Season is an incredible business, and I am convinced that the concept is part of the future of retail. However, it requires a more robust organization and more capital than I can offer as a small business owner," said Calvert Retail- owner Eric Brinsfield.
Brinsfield said the focus will shift from retail to Southern Season's online business from Calvert's facility in Graham.
Calvert & # 39; s other units, including Kitchen & Party stores in Asheville and Mt. Pleasant, S.C., will remain open.
In June 2016, Southern Season filed for bankruptcy protection. A few months later, Delaware-based Calvert Retail purchased Southern Season for $ 3.5 million at auction.
Southern Season was founded in 1975 by Michael Barefoot.
"For 44 years, the business has played an expanded role in the Triangle food community. This is undoubtedly because of the incredible people in the Southern Season who continue to amaze me every day," Brinsfield said.
Southern Season is located on University Place, which is currently undergoing redevelopment.