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Which restaurant preceded Cubbie’s in its South College location?

Cece Nunn

Cubbie's replaced the Char-Grill at 1016 S. College Road. (StarNews file photo)

David and Cindy Turner opened the Char-Grill at 1016 S. College Road, Wilmington [Map this], the location of the now-closed Cubbie’s burger shop, in February 1995, according to StarNews archives.

“Those of you who went to college at N.C. State University might remember the favorite hamburger joint, Char-Grill, just across from campus where you could get a steak burger too big to hold in your hands and a milk shake reminiscent of childhood. David and Cindy Turner are counting on Char-Grill’s loyal following, as well as the 1950s drive-up restaurant theme, to help boost business here,” wrote former staff writer Tracee Ormsbee in 1995.

Ormsbee went on to describe the menu, which had seven main-course selections and a “prize fare” of the Hamburger Steak Sandwich, “a 1/2-pound burger cooked to order and topped with your choice of mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and cheese.”

Cubbie’s owner Scott Sawyer bought the restaurant in 2006. At that time, it was about 12 years old, he told food writer Liz Biro. He also told Biro that he has sold the business to someone planning a pizza shop.

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One Response to “ Which restaurant preceded Cubbie’s in its South College location?”

  1. On January 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm justin wrote:

    Looks like they’re closed now (Weds Jan5, 2011)….paper on the windows, joint looks like it’s been abandoned.