South, which opened in 2012, has closed its doors. We got this statement from owner Hamp Hughes earlier this evening:
Well, we’ve locked the doors at South for the last time. We’re going to be taking our energies to focus on Park Heights and the downtown area! Park Heights is 17 years old and as you know the last 7 have been in downtown!!
We got every employee job placement and/or interviews before we closed the doors. So no one will be out of work.
We’d like to think we’re leaving the neighborhood in better shape than 5 years ago when we took an eyesore and turned it into a beautiful piece of real estate. By the way, the building is for sale!
We’d also like to thank Tupelo and North Miss for all of the love. It’s been a great 4 1/2 years on North Gloster! Come see us at Park Heights!
Hughes and his wife, Blair, who also own Park Heights, bought the former Shoney’s restaurant at 706 Hillcrest Drive in July 2012. After extensive renovations, opened South in February 2013.