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Poole's Deli closing

POSTED: October 11, 2012 11:08 a.m.
Photo by Randy C. Murray/

As word spread that Poole's Deli was closing loyal customers starting coming in, forming a line similar to what the restaurant used to experience nearly daily.

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After 21 years in business and a “comfort food” favorite for generations of local residents, Poole’s Deli closed its doors Thursday afternoon. The culinary landmark began as a family-owned grocery store in 1973 then turned into a family-owned restaurant. Owner Susan McCorkle compares closing the business to losing members of her family but said she had to accept the reality that her operating expenses were too great to stay in business.
We'll have more on the news later and in Friday's paper.

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