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Bill’s Barbecue closing all restaurants this week

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–All Bill’s Barbecue restaurants will be closing at the end of the week. 

A press release cited economic circumstances as the reason; including “changing marketing realities and significant costs of upgrading operations.”

The company said “it is no longer feasible to operate under these trying financial conditions.”

The barbecue chain first opened in Richmond in 1930 and expanded to 13 locations through the area. 

Certain locations have been shutting down throughout the years, with at least five closed earlier in 2012. 

The chain, started by William S. Richardson, said “We thank you for being with us over these past 82 years.”

You have until Sunday, Sept. 16 to get one last sandwich and piece of pie and wash it down with a tasty limeade.