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Short-Lived Tropical Hangout The Getaway Shutters Suddenly Over the Weekend

That was quick

The Getaway
The Getaway
Leslie Ryann McKellar
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Less than a year after opening, tropical hangout the Getaway locked the doors this past Sunday. Reports of the shutter trickled in from the food and beverage community while most restaurants were preparing for the brunch rush. The Instagram and Facebook accounts for the Upper King eatery disappeared.

Post and Courier talked to owner Kirk Heidenreich, and he claimed he was rebranding the establishment with plans to reopen in September. Many of the former employees took to their personal social media pages to voice their shock at the sudden closure of the Getaway.

Chef Emily Hahn promised Eater more details this week with the addition of “Onward and upward.”

Earlier this year, general manager Genevieve Mashburn left the Getaway just two months after the opening, citing “irreconcilable creative differences.”

What’s next for the space at 541 King St? Where will Hahn land? Stay tuned for details as they trickle in.

Update: Hahn took to Instagram to air her grievances:

First Look at The Getaway on Upper King [ECHS]
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The Getaway

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