The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Falls Landing Celebrates 20th Anniversary – Brevard NC


Mike Young is celebrating 20 years at his downtown Brevard restaurant, Falls Landing. (Times photo by Eric Crews)

In 1992, Mike Young, owner of Falls Landing in Brevard, was living what many would consider the dream life.

He owned Shipwreck Landing, a restaurant and bar on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in his spare time enjoyed island hopping on sailboats with his friends.

But getting there hadn’t been easy. He’d worked his way up from a breakfast cook to general manager at a hotel, and when one of his favorite restaurants and bars went up for sale, he jumped at the chance to be his own boss.

It all started shortly after Young graduated from college, when a six-month-long trip to t...

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