Fuquay-Varina restaurant closing its doors after 45 years
FUQUAY-VARINA (WNCN) – Generations of families have shared meals at Campbell’s Diner in Fuquay-Varina, but the restaurant will serve its final home-cooked meals on Saturday. It’s closing the doors after 45 years.
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS OF CAMPBELL’SDora Campbell started the restaurant in 1971and ran it in a trailer in the country. A few years later, in 1974, she had it hauled to its current location on North Main Street in downtown.
The trailer was added onto over the years and began showing its age. With the condition of her restaurant deteriorating, Campbell decided to call it quits.
“Honey, I’d have to tear it down and start over,” she said.
Some of her regular customers offered to help save the restaurant, including Gerald Currin, a general contractor who dined at the restaurant one to two times a week for 30 years. But Campbell wasn’t interested.
“I just think Mrs. Campbell was tired. She was just