The restaurant that was at the center of Paula Deen discrimination allegations has been closed for good.
Uncle Bubba’s Seafood And Oyster House Co-Owned By Paula Deen And Brother Permanently Closed
The messed up part about it is that employees of the restaurant learned of its closing the same way as the rest of the world — via a Facebook status message posted earlier Thursday.
As you would probably expect, the employees were none too pleased about this. Read a few reactions below:
News 3 Savannah published the following statement released via the restaurant’s marketing and public relations company:
“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.”
Well at least they’re going to try and find them new jobs right? SMH…