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Local Barbecue Restaurant Announces Plans to Close

The exact closing date has not been set.

Shane's Rib Shack will be closing within the next several weeks. Credit: Patch
Shane's Rib Shack will be closing within the next several weeks. Credit: Patch
The owners of a local barbecue restaurant have decided to close their doors within the next several weeks.

Shane's Rib Shack, located at 3465 Braselton Highway in Dacula, is expected to close in late February or early March according to a manager who asked not to be identified.

Though Shane's will be closing, the manager explained the owners plan to open a new restaurant in the same location.

"We're hoping to do something better," the manager said.

Shane's is not the only Hamilton Mill-area restaurant with plans to reopen as a different eatery. Bolgheri Tuscan Pizza recently closed and the owners plan to reopen in the same space within the next few months, but have not yet decided what type restaurant they will operate.

The news of Shane's closing comes just days after signs went up in the same shopping center announcing the opening of Firehouse Subs just a few doors down.

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Linda Leon January 17, 2014 at 08:06 AM
While always sad to see a business go out, very glad to see they plan to reopen as something else. Hopefully the next one will work out better!
The Other Donald January 17, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Win one and lose one. Another will come to fill that corner. A larder nicer sit down location should be in order for Shane's with better exposure. 50% is better than no percent in that location. Welcome Firehouse and good luck Shane's in finding a better location in the HM Community!
Chris Rivard January 17, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Well, hopefully it's not another Mexican or Chinese restaurant. I don't think we're lacking in that area! I will miss Shanes. How about a better quality BBQ joint?
Andrew January 17, 2014 at 09:21 AM
I like Shane's but this location was never really at the same level as the other locations I've been to. The décor always threw me off and the service was always sub-par. The one up 316 in Bethlehem is great. I hope that when they reopen, it is much better.
David A Weaver January 17, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Strip mall Blues, sorry to see another business go but it won't be the last. We need good anchor stores and Restaurants. Not sandwich shops and burger bars. We have a beautiful housing community surrounded by small nitch businesses and not a decent restaurant for tens of miles. Sad really. Poor community planning.
GregRodgers January 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM
If you'd like better BBQ..just head south on Braselton a little ways and check out Butch's All American BBQ. Its across from Fusion in the Chevron Gas Plaza. It's really good BBQ!
The Other Donald January 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM
DAW- Rephrase that poor community leadership.....welcome to the world of sleepy Dacula, where leadership starts at the top. Mayor, City Manager, city planner on down. When Jimmy and Joey figure out the formula it will be the next phase craze of new development passing them by. Head on over to Suwanee, Sugar Hill, even Old Town Buford and Braselton to find good sit down eating establishments. Welcome to Mayberry Dacula...a town stuck in times gone past.
Kristi Reed (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Mayor Wilbanks has nothing to do with the area around Shane's. That area is not within the city limits of Dacula. Gwinnett County makes the planning decisions over here.
2527doc January 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Sorry about Shane's - hate to see a business close. We have found what we think is one of the best BBQ places ever. Southern Smoq BBQ on Sprout Springs Rd - in the Kroger center. Amazing meats, sauces and sides - especially the mac and cheese and fried okra.
Kristi Reed (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM
The fried okra is another thing I really liked about Shane's.
The Other Donald January 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Referring to the city of Dacula lacking a surplus of decent sit down restaurants - does include leadership.
David A Weaver January 17, 2014 at 02:32 PM
I stand corrected. Poor community leadership. I Have an Idea, Lets break away from Dacula and form our own Village. now what would we call it?
Andrew January 17, 2014 at 05:41 PM
I just hope that any potential business over will use the existing storefronts rather than keep building new ones that destroy greenspace. Let's make do with all the empty stores that we have around here.
Evelyn Thompson January 24, 2014 at 03:49 PM
"Firemens Subs " are the best.There is not one near me,but,if I'm in a neighborhood where they are located,I make a special effort to eat there.Everything I have tried with them is so good!!! They will be an asset to the community.
Evelyn Thompson January 24, 2014 at 03:51 PM
"Firehouse Subs", is their correct name. their founders were Firemen.!!!

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