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An iconic staple to the Charlotte restaurant scene will be closing after 59 years in business.

Price’s Chicken Coop announced Thursday they’ll be closing their doors for good on Saturday, June 19. The longtime landmark in the Queen’s City said they’re ceasing operations due to a labor shortage, rising food costs, food quality and a coin shortage.

“We thank everybody for their support and business over the years!,” Price’s management posted on Facebook. “MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL! THANK YOU”

Talmadge Price and his brother, Pat, started Charlotte’s most famous chicken house in 1962. He passed away in 2013, leaving behind  a lasting legacy that Charlotteans will remember for generations to come.

Before Price’s became a full-time restaurant, they were originally known as a poultry market prior to the days of traditional grocery stores. The brothers turned a highly-successful venture into another one that lasted nearly six decades with a lot of history written in the process.

The lone location in the South End of Charlotte on Camden Road has become the heart of the neighborhood. For anyone wanting to grab a last meal (or two), please expect to wait upwards of an hour or more, and as always, cash only.

Price’s Chicken Coop closing after 59 years in Charlotte  was originally published on wbt.com