Campbell’s Diner, the beloved Southern eatery at 530 N. Main St., will serve up breakfast one last time Saturday, May 28, after 45 years in business.
The diner’s double-wide trailer was a popular destination for farmers and blue-collar workers when it opened and remains a favorite among Fuquay-Varina residents and members of area police and fire departments.
Employees, many of whom have worked there for years, have said the closure is due to various personal circumstances and increasing pressure from health inspectors related to the trailer’s age and condition.
In the coming days, the trailer will be removed from the unpaved lot it has occupied since 1974.
Dora Ann Campbell, the diner’s 86-year-old owner, has had a long-standing arrangement with the estate of Woodrow Johnson, the late Fuquay-Varina mayor and businessman, to use the land. But the lot has been on the market for the past several years, and it is not yet known what will become of it.
The diner is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. and close at 11 a.m.
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