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Friday, January 23, 2015

Original Red's Barbecue in Ferguson Closes

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

A protest happening outside of Red's on August 30, 2014. | Bryan Sutter
  • A protest happening outside of Red's on August 30, 2014. | Bryan Sutter

Red's BBQ (9300 West Florissant) has announced it will not reopen after sustaining damage in the Ferguson protests. The West Florissant mainstay tried to bounce back after protests in August and reopened for a short time. However, following the announcement of the grand jury decision, Red's was looted and burned.

See also: Paul's Market Seeks to Reinvigorate Ferguson

Red's vowed to come back, painting boarded-up windows with that promise. However, a lawyer for the restaurant, and several others that were damaged, announced that Red's will not be reopening.

A call to the restaurant and the owner's lawyer were not immediately returned.

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