In a surprise move this week, one of our top spots to eat until we hate ourselves, the Double Eagle in Aberdeen, announced they would be closing until they found a new space.
Open in downtown Aberdeen since September 2016, owners Brant and Jani Newton quickly established a following for big burgers and, later, rich desserts. Just look at the reviews.
As the cheesecake collective began weeping and gnashing their teeth this week, a new tenant emerged.
Who’s Moving In to the Double Eagle Space:
Restauranteur Brian Hainley signed the lease today (Thursday), and has also purchased Double Eagle’s equipment. He plans to open his own restaurant named after his son, Mason, in October.
Brian’s breakfast, brunch and lunch concept revolves around a “new take on Southern staples,” and “made-from-scratch Southern cooking,” with beer and wine on the menu. He previously owned a restaurant in Nashville before relocating to be closer to family in Moore County. From 2005-2007, he owned a restaurant called Cafe Sonoma on old U.S. 1 in Southern Pines.
The Double Eagle team has been silent about what prompted their upcoming move and to where they may be moving, but we’re going to need them to get it together before we have to buy smaller sizes.