Calling it a day at 80

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 08:13 AM

The Henry James Bar-B-Que on S. Main Street, a fast-food staple since 1979, has closed as the founder of the company retires at the age of 80.
Henry Rogers Jr., owner of Henry James, said he wants to sell the two High Point locations. The restaurant on S. Main Street closed late last month, while a location in east High Point on Greensboro Road near Jamestown closed several months ago.
The locations include restaurant equipment, Rogers said. 
The Henry James locations in Asheboro and Lexington remain in business under separate ownership, he said.
Rogers opened his original restaurant in Asheboro in 1977. The name of the business came from his first name and that of his initial business partner, James Shelton, Rogers said.
Tim Carter, the proprietor of Carter Brothers Bar-B-Que & Ribs in High Point, said Rogers is a gentleman who helped him and his two brothers learn about the barbecue business while working for Rogers. Rogers continued to be a friend and supporter when the Carter brothers branched out on their own, Carter said.
“I like Henry so much,” Carter said. “He just ran a good business, good quality.”