By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Carlton Restaurant is about to close its doors after 37 years of business.
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Owner Kevin Joyce says the pandemic closed them and lost about half a million dollars. He said he paid 14 months of rent but was unable to fully reopen and most of the revenue came from catering.
Joyce says it was a tough decision to close, but there is a silver lining in all of this. The restaurant’s chef, Simon DeJohn, will continue to serve Carlton favorites at Eadie’s Market. He will also start the Carlton Catering Company in hopes of keeping the restaurant as part of the Pittsburgh fabric. Fresh seafood and meat are on the menu.
However, they are still sad to see this city icon come to an end.
“I’ve had some great years here,” said Joyce. “It was a wonderful ride. I had great support from my own family. Raised five children. Everyone worked here. Everyone has learned a few things here, and everyone has endured not being home for dinner. So i will miss it. ”
“As much as I’ll miss the restaurant, I’ll miss the people the most,” said DeJohn. “It’s just a great staff. People have been here for 25 or 35 years since the doors opened. “
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A popular Pittsburgh restaurant closes its doors in late May.
Carlton Restaurant has been in business for 37 years, but the pandemic resulted in its demise.
People can say their final goodbyes at a wine sales and tasting event on May 27th.
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The owner says people can say goodbye at the Final Pour event on May 27th. It is a wine sales and tasting event from The Carlton’s well-known and extensive wine collection.