Ham's In Greenville Closed

The restaurant scene in downtown Greenville no longer boasts a brewery, with the closing of Ham's Restaurant and Brew House on Evans St.

Signs on the door speak of "unforeseen circumstances" as to why the popular restaurant is now closed for business. The brew master told the Daily Reflector that the parent company informed him of the abrupt closing on Sunday. No specific reasons for the closing have been given.

Other Ham's restaurants in Eastern Carolina have shut down in recent months. Kinston's location closed in October.

The original Ham's opened in Greensboro in the early 1930s. The website lists 14 locations in North Carolina and Virginia. However, Greenville is still on the list.


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  • by David McGowan Location: Greenville, NC on Jul 14, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    Ham’s Restaurant and Brew-house, which closed abruptly July 4, issued an e-mailed statement about the closing... The restaurant was shuttered “due to changing economic factors” according to Chelda Inc. of Greenville, the restaurant’s owner and operator. Ham’s opened in 1999 in the brick building that formerly housed Wilkerson’s Funeral Home at 701 Evans St., featured the chain’s only brewery. “There were approximately 50 people employed at this location; all were offered transfers to any of the remaining locations. It is unclear at this time if any have accepted,” said Ham’s Marketing Coordinator Amanda Jones. Greensboro businessman Charlie Erwin purchased Ham’s in the mid-1980s and expanded to 14 company-owned locations and 7 franchised restaurants in North Carolina and Virginia. Ham’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Oct 28, 2009. Since then the company has closed 5 of its restaurants, including the original location that opened in 1935.
  • by Aaron Location: greenville on Jul 14, 2010 at 05:55 AM
    OH NOES! Glad I picked up a keg of pale ale that friday before. Make me sad though, I'll have to start brewing again...
  • by pissed on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    They closed because they would not pay there bills.I know bands that played there and won the battle of bands and they did not get their money. And that was sorry after getting friends to come and eat and drink and spend alot of money.Those bands won fair and square and were cheated out of 500.00 dollars they were promised, glad to see them go. Maybe someone will open up something else along the same line.And be honest people.
  • by K Location: ENC on Jul 13, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    Have heard from employees there that Ham's owed the IRS major bucks and that is why they had to close. Heard also that the managment of Hams looked at revenue of their locations that are still open for one month and made decisions on which locations would close based on that.
  • by Matt Location: Greenville on Jul 12, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    where can one read about this "proposition 48" that has been mentioned repeatedly?
  • by Allen Location: Greenville on Jul 12, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    I think you can blame Winslow's for this one. That's how Greenville is though, a trendy new joint opens up and it winds up running another place out of business. The Peg Leg will be missed!
  • by Anonymous Location: pitt on Jul 11, 2010 at 06:14 PM
    Repulicans are to blame
  • by LB on Jul 11, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    Its the fault of Pitt County Rebublicans. All the Reps drove this country into a ditch and now people eat out less.
  • by David McGowan Location: Greenville, NC on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    To 'irate', If you jog your memory a few times, Darryl's 1907 restaurant should appear on Tenth Street; not 5th Street.
  • by irate Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    I have enjoyed reading the "bring Daryl's back" posts. Wish I had a dollar for every good time I had at Daryl's on 5th st. Anybody else have a Daryl's memory? I took the woman who would become my wife there on our first date.
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