Haus Heidelberg German Restaurant survives closure after public support

HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina – One of Hendersonville’s oldest and most beloved German restaurants yesterday revealed that it will be staying put after support from the local community. Haus Heidelberg faced closure or moving location until hundreds of locals chipped in to help out.

This news was first shared on the restaurant’s Facebook page where they excitedly wrote: ‘GREAT NEWS! Because of all YOUR support, Haus Heidelberg will NOT have to be moved! I just found out this weekend that literally hundreds of people wrote and called DOT, and in response to the outrage they decided to modify the plans to accommodate us.

So we will stay where we are happy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that called, wrote, or in any way supported us, it means the world to me. Tausendmal Danke. I couldn’t imagine a better present for our 30th anniversary.’

Last year, it was announced that the restaurant faced demolition due to a potential NCDOT project. Understandably, both the eatery and local community weren’t in favor of this move which led to public backlash.

Since 1994, chef Helge Gresser, the owner of the restaurant, has been delighting diners with his delicious schnitzel, sauerbraten, and other classic German dishes for over two decades. The menu features a range of traditional dishes, including Wienerschnitzel, rouladen, and goulash, as well as vegetarian options like spatzle and German potato salad.