I only ate at Joe’s a few times, and now I really regret not going more often. The H-S has an article with more details.
Joe’s was an exciting addition when it opened on the corner of Angier and Driver five years ago, and it seemed like it could have been an anchor for revitalization in the little commercial district. In the intervening years the city completed an overhaul of the streetscape, a project which improved outward appearances greatly but apparently caused a drop in customers during construction.
The good news is that Joe himself is sticking around, and he’s expanding his commercial kitchen business into the diner space. According to the Herald, if things go well, maybe the diner will be back again some day.