Once again, Haus Edelweiss is closing. The following message was posted on on their Facebook page. it was also attached to their front door…
It reads as follows:
Dearest Patrons of Haus Edelweiss,
We write this to you with heavy hearts. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we must close Haus Edelweiss. Since the death of our beloved Fred it has been very difficult to run the restaurant alone. We want you ton know that our customers are so dear to us and we will miss all of you.
Thank you for all of your support.
Carol and Sara Boerin
There had been a series of signs over the past month with extended closures, supposedly for vacation. the place was supposed to re-open August 31. Obviously, this sign countermands all of those previous notices. The restaurant is closed, and will not reopen.
And so ends an era. Haus Edelweiss had closed once before, and to me this closing wasn’t a surprise. I had noticed that the prices were increasing, but there never seemed to be enough clients to keep the place afloat. Now that I’m not working I had hoped to visit more often, but now it doesn’t look like I’ll get that chance.
Greenville really is faced with a dearth of German restaurants, and I just don’t understand that. With BMW and other German businesses in town, there should be a strong German cuisine presence in town. Schwaben Haus is excellent, but is high-end, and doesn’t have the wurst and kraut I crave. Bavarian Pretzel Factory and Hans und Franz are in town, but that’s only two places, compare to the explosion of Thai, Vietnamese, and other ethnic food places in town. So, even if Haus Edelweiss had survived, we really need more. I’m hoping some other place comes in to take its place.