CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A restaurant that's been a landmark in the Southend for more than two decades is closing its doors for good.
It's the kind of place where the music helps sets the mood. There is easy conversation at the tables, and an interesting menu.
Mark Sumwalt wanted to come to Pewter Rose one last time.
“Because they're closing on Sunday, pay our respect after almost 25 years as one of the most popular Sunday brunch spots in Charlotte, the Pewter Rose is closing its doors,” said Sumwalt.
Owner Susie Peck said, “It’s been hard to be a stable business, lunch and dinner to maintain where we need to be to pay our bills.”
Peck made the difficult decision to close after a pipe burst and financially it just didn't make sense to stay open. She gets emotional every time someone hugs her or thanks her.
“I really appreciate all the support that I've had…it’s been incredible.”
She smiles when remembering the early days.
“All the tablecloths were pink because we were a band of women.”
News of the closing has spread and the phones have become a constant chorus, Pewter Rose fans hoping for one last meal.
Sumwalt, a Dilworth resident, said “we were asking the question today how many other establishments have been in Dilworth for 25 years and we could not think of one.”
“That’s just really special for me that we’ve had a place in as many lives as we’ve had.”
The restaurant is closing Sunday after dinner.