One of the oldest restaurants in North Hills is closing early next year.
Q Shack will move out of North Hills at the end of January 2019, as the owners of the barbecue restaurant transition into catering.
Tom Meyer owns the North Hills Q Shack and said in an interview he will close the restaurant and move his catering company, Southern Harvest Hospitality, to a new larger kitchen somewhere else in the Triangle.
“We’re not going out of business, we’re growing into primarily a catering operation and can’t do it out of that kitchen,” Meyer said. “It’s just the wrong location for a catering business.”
Q Shack opened in 2005 as one of North Hills’ first restaurants. It was the second location of the original Q Shack, which started in Durham (and is still operating), but was owned and operated independently by Meyer. The move to catering has been in the works for about a year and a half, Meyer said, having notified North Hills developer Kane Realty in the summer of 2017 that Q Shack would likely not renew its lease, which expires at the end of January.