Lincoln’s Haberdashery will close, but a new restaurant will honor chef Shortino’s memory

Lincoln’s Haberdashery is closing at the end of the week, and a new concept will be taking its place in the South End space, the restaurant announced Tuesday, Oct. 3 via social media.

“It is with a heavy heart that we share some bittersweet news with you all,” a post on the restaurant’s Instagram page said. “After much reflection and consideration, we have decided that this will be the last week of service at our beloved Lincoln’s Haberdashery.”

The post continued: “As many of you know, Chef Michael Shortino, our Captain, and passionate creator behind the magic here, recently passed away. His culinary talent, creativity, and unwavering dedication have been the cornerstone of this restaurant, and his loss has left an irreplaceable void in our hearts.”

Chef Michael Shortino and his daughter, Cassie Shortino.
Chef Michael Shortino and his daughter, Cassie Shortino.

A family statement after Shortino’s death said his daughter, Cassie Shortino — also a renowned chef — would be taking over the restaurant, as well as Shortino’s popular ramen shop Futo Buta.

Now, change is in the works in his remembrance.

“In his honor and memory, we have decided to embark on a new journey — a restaurant that Chef had been passionately working on before his passing. We will be transforming this space into a new concept that embodies his spirit, creativity, and the culinary legacy he leaves behind.”

Fans of the breakfast and lunch spot that opened in 2017 were quick to look forward to what’s to come.

“Can’t wait to see what’s next. Lincoln’s is truly one of my favorite spots in town,” Jen Bishop wrote on the post.

“While change is anyways hard, i wish you the best. We will miss a spot where we can get coffee, actual breakfast & good sandwiches. It will be sad to lose it for another South End dinner place,” Lisa M. Rigoni said.

“So sad! We loved this place! Good luck with your journey as you are still healing from your loss!” Denise Patton Poley said.

Lincoln’s Haberdashery will close in Charlotte’s South End in October 2023.
Lincoln’s Haberdashery will close in Charlotte’s South End in October 2023.

Lincoln’s Haberdashery

Location: 1300 South Blvd suite s, Charlotte, NC 28203

Menu

Cuisine: American, market

Instagram: @lincolnshaberdashery