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What names have been used for the eatery now called Ezzell’s diner, beside Legion Stadium?

Gail Calloway

Ezzell’s Breakfast House. StarNews photo by Paul Stephen.

Pick a year and chances are you will get a different business every time. Since the building at 2115 Carolina Beach Rd. opened in 1960, it has had a variety of tenants. Carolina Welding and Tank moved in in 1960 and was there until the late 1960’s. After that it was vacant until Southeastern Maritime moved in from 1975 until1977. 1978 and 1979 found the space vacant again. The very popular Ezzell’s Breakfast House made its home there for the first time 1980 through 1986.

After Ezzell’s moved out in 1986, up until 2001 the space a rotated many different styles of tenants. 1987 saw Vern’s Breakfast BBQ and Ribs, 1990 JR’s Mini Mart, 1992 Stagers Tavern, 1994 till 1998 was Stadium Lounge and Deli, and for 2000 and 2001 it was Red’s Coffee Cup Café. After Red’s it was empty again until 2007 when La Fondita came and stayed until 2009.

Ezzell’s Breakfast House came full circle when it moved back into the space in 2010, and remains there until today.


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2 Responses to “ What names have been used for the eatery now called Ezzell’s diner, beside Legion Stadium?”

  1. On May 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm R.C. Bottles wrote:

    Some of your information is NOT correct. Carolina Welding and Tank, to my knowledge was Never in this building. Mr Ezzell ran the Sirloin Diner there from 1962-1968 (I lived in the 1st house on Morningside Dr, and ate there Many times) I’ve known the Ezzells’ (both senior and junior before they passed away) for 50+ years. FYI this corner lot housed “Jimmy’s Snack Bar” until 1958- I KNOW this to be a fact, as I used to climb up a china berry tree at the back door of the bar to get on the roof to watch cars go up and down Carolina Beach Rd. (called S Front St at that time) All of my experiences Are 1st hand.

  2. On May 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm Si Cantwell wrote:

    Thanks for adding your first-hand knowledge.

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