Popular Durham restaurant closes its doors

August 18, 2013 12:24:49 PM PDT
A popular Durham restaurant that has been serving customers for decades closed its doors Sunday.

Honey's restaurant has been a Durham staple for more than 50 years and the 24-hour diner officially closed Sunday at 3 p.m.

Nathan Stanley has been coming to the diner for 40 years. He and fellow regulars said Honey's has been a part of their lives for decades.

"The people that work here are kind, friendly, and we get along real good, we cut up, joke, stuff like that," Stanley said.

For owner Buck Dickerson, coming to work Sunday was bittersweet as customers packed the parking lot and stopped by one last time to say goodbye.

"The hardest thing is just knowing I'm not going to come in here and see the customers that I've shared so many things with over the last 33 years, that's going to be the toughest thing," Dickerson said. "It's closing the last chapter today in this book, but there's going to be a sequel, and I hope that's coming out soon."

Dickerson plans to open Honey's in a new location with a slightly different name. He told ABC11 he has a couple ideas within a two-mile radius and hopes to move into one of the locations within the year.

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