UPDATE: The Latest on Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina


Here’s a link to a non-subscription story about the purchase of Wilber’s.  The bottom line is that the new owners will start working on renovations as quickly as possible with an eye to opening next Spring.  The money line: “The investment group plans to carry on Wilber’s legacy and serve the traditional pit-centric menu it’s known for.”

We’ll update as news becomes available.


The Latest on Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Wilber’s was the stuff of legend before it closed, most foully murdered at the hands of the North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Revenue.  Wilber’s was must-stop on the way to the beach for anyone who loved barbecue, including people who had just eaten a big lunch with too many corn sticks at Parker’s, just 45 minutes up the road.

This blog has been in the forefront of chronicling efforts to reopenWilber’s, and we now have hopeful news to report.  As our Senior Business and Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Correspondent, Jimbo Tanner, reports, the purchase of Wilber’s had at last hacked its way through the boscage of the bankruptcy court, so the way is clear for the new owners to dust the place off, fire up the pit, and start cooking pigs — one hopes under the guidance of Mr. Wilber Shirley.  See this article for details.

Stay tuned.


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