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KC-area barbecue restaurant closing after 32 years

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Kansas City-area barbecue restaurant Smokin’ Joe’s Bar-B-Q is closing its doors after three decades in operation.

Rhonda Lorenz, owner of the Olathe, Kansas, restaurant, cited “continuous price increases on everything,” restaurant repairs and employee shortages.

A Facebook post announcing the closure said the decision was made after “a lot of thought, prayers, trials and tribulations.”

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