According to Asheville Citizen-Times Answer Man John Boyle, Asheville is now the city without a Shoney’s. Our last Shoney’s, on Smokey Park Highway in Candler, has closed.
Gary Lowe, the Shoney’s franchisee, said the restaurant closed Oct. 28.
“We leased that building, and the landlord decided to sell the building,” Lowe said. “Naturally, the new owners didn’t want us in it.”
A Zaxby’s will go in the location. The Shoney’s had been there 37 years.
For now, Asheville is Big Boy-less, unless you count me.
Asheville’s Tunnel Road Kmart also recently announced it will close after over three decades in Asheville.
Read the Answer Man post here.