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Circus Restaurant to Close This Friday

May 16, 2012 | Story by: | Categories: Business, News

Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – It’s been a great run – 44 years. But Circus Restaurant on East Chatham Street has announced that it will be closing it’s doors for good this Friday.

Farewell Circus

We waxed eloquent about Circus in a Go Local column back in May of 2010. “We’re talking hand-dipped cones in chocolate, cherry or butterscotch. Milk shakes and malteds – yes, malteds – it’s like waking up in 1962. Fabulous flavors, fresh ingredients and seasonal items including a pumpkin milkshake in the autumn.”

But, sadly, the management has announced that their last day will be Friday, May 18, 2012.

We might have to swing by one more time for a burger with freshly chopped onions and a tall Orange Creamsicle milkshake.


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  1. Sally Mackie

    May 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    This is a sad day in Cary.

  2. Cindy Seifer

    May 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    One of the icons of “old Cary” is leaving. You will be missed! Those 99-cent-hotdogs on Thursdays were a favorite for years! Along with eating ice cream in the summer on those concrete tables.

  3. Fan

    November 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    We will miss the foot long hotdogs and the onion rings.Now where will we get a good hotdog?

    • Hal Goodtree

      November 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM

      Ashworth’s has a good old-timey hotdog. Sit at the counter, highly recommended.