I was in there today to buy a gift card as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law, and when I found the right person to buy it from, she said, "I can sell you one, but you do know we're closing our doors at the end of January, right?"
I was absolutely shocked. She showed me documentation there on the spot that the owners had sold the building and were definitely shutting the place down, possibly moving to somewhere else in the area in the future, but nothing was set up or even remotely firm at all. I was also told that it's possible that they may close sooner than the end of January, so those with gift cards should use them up *right now* if they want to use them at all.
I thanked the bartender who helped guide my decision to not buy a gift card...it saved me some money and certainly some embarrassment with my sister-in-law. I'll have to make it down there sometime in January for one last half-slab (or, perhaps this time, a full slab!) of ribs. They're still great ribs, and they won't be around much longer, it seems.
Hope I didn't disappoint too many of you with this news.