Weaverville restaurant update: Athens is out, Moe’s is in


A couple of quick Weaverville restaurant tidbits, which I pick up from Northern Buncombe Happenings.

First, the Athens restaurant announced that it was closing after 17 years. Here’s what the Athens restaurant owners posted on FB:

After having been a part of the community for 17 wonderful years, we have made the difficult decision to close The Athens Restaurant. Our last day of operation will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014. We would like to thank everyone for your support and friendship throughout the years. We have enjoyed being a part of this community and watching your families grow along with ours. With our lease expiring, it is time for us spend more time with our families. We appreciate the opportunities you have given us to be involved in the community in so many ways— school functions, church events, fundraisers, sports teams, clubs, etc. We have loved every minute of our time serving Weaverville and its surrounding areas. And while we will miss being able to serve our customers and friends daily, we look forward to seeing you out and about as we will continue to be involved in the community!

Second, NBH says Moe’s Original barbecue restaurant is coming to the former Jack of Hearts space on Main Street in Weaverville. Jack of Hearts closed suddenly last year.


weavervilleman December 5, 2014 - 10:38 am

UPDATE: Moe’s has opened a location in Woodfin where the old HB’s Drive-in/Baja Cafe/ Magnolia Ray used to be at (across from Reynolds Village). A Family Restaurant is going in at the old Athens Restaurant.

Matt March 1, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Hopefully Moe’s will keep using that awesome little dance floor in the back like JOH did.

Joan February 25, 2014 - 9:15 pm

I am so very sorry that Athens is closing and I will genuinely miss them. Everyone at Athens is so friendly and welcoming and I loved the steak and cheese subs and gyros. Maybe they will tire of having a “life” and open another place in Weaverville!

Eric S. February 25, 2014 - 3:14 pm

That’s too bad about Athens. That is a nice family that owned it. Hopefully they will take up a new venture in the area.

weavervilleman February 25, 2014 - 12:27 pm

They hope to be open by middle part of may, 90% confirmed.

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