Stillwater restaurant says its temporary closure is now permanent

Caribbean Smokehouse closed in November, and won't be re-opening.
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Caribbean Smokehouse Stillwater

A Stillwater restaurant that in December said it would be closing temporarily has instead announced its closure will be permanent.

The Caribbean Smokehouse at 423 Main St. S. announced in mid-November that it would be closed for a few days "due to issues with the facility."

But then last week, it announced, "with a great sense of sadness," that it would be closing for good.

"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our guests and to the folks that have supported us over the last year and a half," chef Adam Randall wrote. "It has been an honor to serve you all."

"On a personal note, as the Chef I am truly humbled to have been able to share my food with you and will be eternally grateful for the reviews and the amazing support. We wish blessings to each of you."

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Caribbean Smokehouse opened in September 2018, having taken over the space from Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar.

Smalley's had closed due to a "conflict about the lease" on the building, with the restaurant having previously featured on the Food Network on several occasions, with the TV channel declaring it has having some of the finest BBQ food in the country.

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