The Williamsburg area has great eats, but customers say none are quite like Queen Anne Dari-Snak.
"Everybody should get a piece of this little spot because it's one of a kind," frequent customer Darryl Leach said while waiting for his lunch on Friday.
Located on Merrimac Trail, the burger joint has been serving up sandwiches and shakes for about 60 years in the eastern part of James City County.
That could come to an end on June 30 when restaurant owners Kelvin and Monica Taylor say they may close their doors because expensive repairs are needed on the building.
The fire pressure system, including the restaurant's grill and fry hood, need to be updated, Monica Taylor said.
Without the upgrades, building owner David Hertzler said his insurance company will not provide coverage for the building.
The upgrades would cost the Taylors about $35,000; it's a price they can't afford to pay, Monica Taylor said.
"I don't have an answer," she said. "I couldn't come up with the funds. I don't know if (Hertzler) wants me to come up with the funds."
The couple became aware of the upgrades in December 2015 after a discussion with Hertzler. They've been making small repairs to the building as they can afford it, including buying a $5,000 air conditioner last year, Monica Taylor said.
"One thing comes and another thing goes," she said.
The Taylors bought the Queen Anne name nearly 18 years ago and have been renting the 600-square-foot building from Hertzler for 13 years. The couple own all of the equipment inside the building, including the grill and fry hood, Kelvin Taylor said.
Now they face a difficult choice: Give up the building where people can be found lining up for lunch on any given day, or give up the Queen Anne name.
Hertzler offered to buy the business and remodel the building. The Taylors have considered selling it to him, and the trio are in negotiations about a price.
The couple did not want to divulge how much Hertzler has offered to pay for the Queen Anne name, but it's not enough in Monica Taylor's opinion.
"I think it's worth more. It's a legacy," she said.
The Taylors have also considered keeping the business and moving it to a new location. They've looked for buildings in the eastern portion of James City County, but haven't found a suitable location, Kelvin Taylor said.
"We've been here a long time," Kelvin Taylor said. "This part of the Williamsburg community has been good to me."
See pictures of Queen Anne Dari-Snak at vagazette.com.
Mayfield can be reached by phone at 757-298-5828.