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Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House Closes it Doors

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A view of Uncle Bubba's from Highway 80 on Thursday A view of Uncle Bubba's from Highway 80 on Thursday

Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House has announced that they have permanently closed their doors.

The announcement was made on the restaurant's Facebook page.

WSAV contacted their partner restaurant, Lady and Sons to confirm the closing. A hostess told us that Bubba's has permanently closed.

Several employees have told WSAV that they were not notified of the closing.

An off duty police officer has been seen outside the restaurant. SCMPD tell WSAV the officer was privately hired.

News 3 received a statement from the Key Group, a public relations and marketing company we were directed to contact by restaurant officials:

"Since its opening in 2004, Uncle Bubba's Oyster House has been a destination for residents and tourists in Savannah, offering the region's freshest seafood and oysters.  However, the restaurant's owner and operator, Bubba Hiers, has made the decision to close the restaurant in order to explore development options for the waterfront property on which the restaurant is located.  At this point, no specific plans have been announced and a range of uses are under consideration in order realize the highest and best use for the property. 

The closing is effective today, Thursday, April 3, 2014.  Employees will be provided with severance based on position and tenure with the restaurant.  All effort will be made to find employees comparable employment with other Savannah restaurant organizations."

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