Greg Collier, the owner of The Yolk in Rock Hill, says he’s closing @Dawn, his breakfast restaurant on Ayrsley Town Boulevard.
While weekends were “crazy busy,” he says, the weekday business wasn’t keeping up. So he’s closing to focus on The Yolk – “making sure we take care of the baby,” he says – while he looks for another location in Charlotte. He plans to take a break, but hopes to another Charlotte breakfast restaurant in the future closer to the center city area.
“Charlotte needs a chef-owned breakfast place,” especially one that uses locally sourced ingredients.
Meanwhile, The Yolk in Rock Hill will stay the same, he says.
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“Definitely not closing The Yolk,” he said Friday. “We have a following there that’s loyal.
“We’re going to take some time, take a little time. We’ve been running two restaurants.”
Collier found out how loyal his customers were in 2014, when The Yolk was heavily damaged by a fire: Customers started a Go Fund Me campaign online to help Collier rebuild and reopen.