After just four years in business, The Crescent Moon restaurant and lounge has closed in Lexington.
“Thank you for your support for the last 4 years! Unfortunately we are closed for business effective immediately,” reads a sign posted on the restaurant door by the management.
Located at 2361 Augusta Hwy. in Wildcat Plaza near the intersection of Highway 1 and Pisgah Church Road, Crescent Moon was majority owned and operated by Jim Thompson, a local restauranteur who also owns and operates Belly’s Southern Pride BBQ across from Lexington High School.
Thompson’s goal for Crescent Moon was to create a “casual upscale dining” atmosphere featuring steaks, seafood and Southern favorites.
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“The Crescent Moon opened with the idea of having a local restaurant where you could get a quality steak at an affordable price,” Thompson told The State in a 2015 interview. “We wanted to have a place that would not only be known for the quality of the food but a place where the local community could come after work to socialize in our lounge with people they knew in a Cheers-type atmosphere.”