Sweet Farewell to Short Sugar’s #2

More bad news from the barbeconomy.  Just a few weeks after Lexington institution John Wayne’s Barbecue rode into the sunset, we learn that Short Sugar’s has closed their downtown Reidsville location.  Short Sugar’s has been in business since way back in 1949 on the outskirts of Reidsville and had operated a second, downtown location since ’58.  It’s always sad to see an old time BBQ restaurant close, and in this case doubly sad to lose a restaurant in the heart of a downtown.  The good news is that Short Sugar’s original Scales Street location is still going strong.

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2 Responses

  1. At least the original is still open, but any time we lose one of the old-school classic it’s a sad thing.

  2. […] It’s been a rough few weeks for NC barbecue lovers (and friends).  Between the rash of closings, fires and even a proprietor’s death, it appeared things had hit rock bottom for NC barbecue […]

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