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Cottleville BBQ spot reopening thanks to local restaurant community

1798 BBQ previously said it was closing
Credit: Instagram: 1798 BBQ

COTTLEVILLE, Mo. — A barbecue restaurant in historic downtown Cottleville announced it'll reopen thanks to the local community.

1798 BBQ announced on Sept. 10 it decided to close, but on Sept. 15, the restaurant shared it'll reopen soon thanks to the local restaurant community. The restaurant is known for its BBQ and family favorite recipes.

“We wanted to give a BIG thank you to everyone for words of encouragement and support.  We also want to thank members of the local restaurant community that have offered to assist us with staffing which was the main reason for us making our decision. We also wanted to let you know that 1798 BBQ WILL RE-OPEN. We are working to add proper staffing and can’t wait to get the smoker started again! The support all of you have given us has helped us to keep our chins up and work to get back open as quickly as possible. Stay tuned right here for updates,” it shared on Facebook.

Many commented on the post saying, "best news ever!"

We wanted to give a BIG thank you to everyone for words of encourage... ment and support. We also want to thank members of the local restaurant community that have offered to assist us with staffing which was the main reason for us making our decision.

Salty's Fresh Mex commented on the post, "So glad to hear! We know the struggle of trying to find staff nowadays is no easy task, as we too battle it daily. We are delighted to hear that our fellow Cottleville restaurant will reopen. The Cottleville community is truly one of a kind  If there is anything we can do to help support you please reach out to us or feel free to stop in! Good luck!" 

Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, multiple restaurants in the St. Louis area have permanently closed, temporarily had to close or adapt to the changes due to restrictions in place.

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