Charlotte’s Beloved Pike’s Soda Shop Closing Its Doors After 25 Years in Business


One of Charlotte’s most historic and storied restaurants is about to close its doors.

South End’s Pike’s Soda Shop just announced they will be closing their Camden Road location after almost 25 years of operation.

The restaurant has served hundreds of thousands of milkshakes, burgers, and diner-style dishes to generations of Queen City patrons over the years and they were even the setting for the popular movie ‘Shallow Hal’;

clip from Shallow Hal

Asana Partners, a Charlotte-based real estate investment company, purchased the entire design center property for $42.7 million back in 2016. They’ve been slowly bringing in more upscale businesses into the complex, including; Superica, Jeni’s Ice Creams, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, and Barcelona Wine Bar.

They have not yet said what they plan on replacing Pike’s 4,600 square feet space with.

Pike Soda Shop owner Randy Chitwood did say he plans on reopening the restaurant sometime this fall, but he has not yet disclosed the new location.



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