Cracker Barrel Changes Mind On New Bern Mall

Cracker Barrel says it's had second thoughts about coming to the Bear City.

New Bern city officials say the popular restaurant chain has changed its mind about building a location at the New Bern Mall.

The city says Cracker Barrel cited the cost of the project for the change in plans, including prepping the location next to the Chil-Fil-A.

New Bern says the owners of the mall say the southeast corner of their property is a prime site for development and they are confident another tenant will be found.

Cracker Barrel has locations in Greenville, Jacksonville, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids and Wilson here in Eastern Carolina.