Farewell to Clyde Cooper's original spot

From staff reportsJuly 9, 2014 

The walls came down Wednesday on the original location of Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue on Davie Street in downtown Raleigh.

The landmark spot for slow-cooked pig, fried chicken and Brunswick stew operated on the site for 76 years before closing in March.

The building is being demolished to make way for The Edison, a mixed-use development that will include an office building and two apartment complexes.

Those craving that special Clyde Cooper’s taste are in luck, though – it has moved to a new site around the corner at 327 S. Wilmington St. And the developer of The Edison has promised to hang a plaque commemorating Clyde Cooper on the site of the original restaurant.

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