Henry James family restaurant in Lexington closes

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- The Henry James Family Dining barbecue restaurant in Lexington officially closed on Sunday.

Manager Zack Fritts confirmed that today was the last day of operations for business at 283 N. Talbert Boulevard.

It is the latest in a string of Henry James restaurant closings in the Piedmont. Other locations have closed in Arcadia and High Point.

The Lexington and High Point locations were operated by difference ownership, but under the same name as the businesses founder.

The Fritts family operated the Henry James businesses in Lexington and Arcadia.

“I really hate to see them go,” said Lexington resident Louis Story. “They probably have some of the best food as far as country cooking that I’ve eaten in this town.”

The family restaurant served various barbecue orders including ribs, barbecue chicken, pork sandwiches and pork trays.


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    I exect that the higher prices on food items and insurance rates coupled with 6 years of ressesion have made profits difficult. Businesses are failing everywhere. 10% unemployment in some rural counties also reduce the folks who can eat at a restaurant. I hate to see this.

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