Anyone stopping by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in the Ashbrook Commons shopping center over the long weekend was probably surprised to find the doors locked up. The restaurant closed as of last Friday night — but it may not be permanent.
A sign on the front door read in part: “We are sorry to announce, but Friday (1/18) will be our last day open for a while. We do hope to reopen in the near future, but it will be under new management, and possibly new staff.”
From what we’ve gathered, there may be a change of ownership underway. The previous owner wasn’t able to keep the local Dickey’s going, but a new leadership team may be coming to re-open the store. We’ve heard this reopening could happen as soon as tomorrow — Wednesday, January 23.
The closure news apparently isn’t all that surprising. According to a report in Restaurant Business Online, the Dickey’s chain has struggled, with 113 locations closing in the 2018 fiscal year.
Stay tuned and we’ll see what happens.