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Harper’s Restaurant closing this month in SouthPark

After 32 years, the SouthPark restaurant will end its service on Saturday, July 20.

An exterior photo of Harper's Restaurant in SouthPark.

Harper’s SouthPark location on Fairview Road has been serving guests since opening in 1992.

Photo via The Plaid Penguin

It’s the end of an era in SouthPark. Harper’s Restaurant is closing on Saturday, July 20. The property has been acquired by a bank, leading the property owners to soon demolish the building at 6518 Fairview Rd.

“Along with our team of dedicated and hospitable associates who work with us today and have over the last 37 years in Charlotte, we first and foremost say thank you. We wish we could say this is our decision, but it simply is not,” said Tom Sasser, owner of Burke Hospitality Group. “We are working on a new location for a new iteration of Harper’s, and hope we will be able to share more information soon.”

A vacant bar space at Harper's Restaurant.

The bar space at Harper’s Restaurant provides guests the chance to dine in an active, community atmosphere.

Photo via The Plaid Penguin

Harper’s opened its first Charlotte location in 1987 on Woodlawn Road and added the second location on Fairview Road in 1992. For 30+ years, its provided a comfortable atmosphere for guests looking for formal date nights to a casual grill and chill. Diners enjoyed savory American-style menu from chicken supremes to wood-oven pizzas in a timeless wood-and-brick ambiance.

A plate of pizza served at the bar at Harper's Restaurant

Wood-fired oven pizzas are a popular menu item for guests at Harper’s Restaurant.

Photo by CLTtoday

“We are incredibly thankful to every one of you who has dined with us and hope we can see you again at Harper’s in SouthPark over the next two weeks,” said Sasser.

Editor’s note: This city editor is a regular Harper’s customer, so this is a tough story to report. I’ve had great memories here with family and friends. The staff are incredible people and I wish them all the best when this chapter closes.

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