South End's Phat Burrito closing Saturday after nearly 20 years


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Another South End staple is shutting its doors as new development pushes into the popular neighborhood.

Phat Burrito, which known for its Southwest-style burritos and funky, colorful building, is closing Saturday after nearly 20 years in business.

Workers told Channel 9 that the business lost parking space on Camden Road after Common Market in South End closed. They said there are only 11 spaces nearby and people aren’t putting in the effort to find parking.

Channel 9 was there as the doors opened at 11 a.m. and customers were pouring through the door so they could get a burrito during the restaurant's final days.

The owner has no plans to relocate the restaurant and it's not clear what will take over Phat Burrito.

Phat Burrito isn’t the only South End staple that has been lost to redevelopment. Common Market has relocated, Tremont Music Hall has closed and Amos’ South End will be closing in February.

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