Our location on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville, NC has closed its doors.
Western Boulevard’s last day was Sunday, September 26th and the location has been acquired by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The store will be demolished to make way for an extension of White Street, the first step in creating an off ramp from the U.S. 17 bypass. (You can read more about the entire construction plans online at http://www.jdnews.com/news/western-82967-street-white.html.)
For over a quarter century, Western Boulevard has been grateful to serve the customers of Jacksonville. SCNB headquarters estimates that the location, which opened in 1982, served over 1,000,000 meals during its tenure!
But, have no fear bar-b-q fans, we are currently looking for a new location in Jacksonville and the Gum Branch Road location (still within town limits) is still just right around the corner!
Were you one (or several!) of those 1,000,000 meals served? We have set a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribute-to-Smithfields-Chicken-N-Bar-B-Qs-Western-Blvd-Location/162641897094864 for the Western Boulevard location to give customers an opportunity to share their memories of the store. Thanks to Camp Lejeune, home of the United States Marine Corps, Western Boulevard has introduced people from all over the world their first taste of authentic Eastern N.C. Bar-B-Q.
We would love to hear from Jacksonville SCNB fans and encourage you to share your bar-b-q experiences!
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