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Famous Dave's barbecue restaurant closed in Mishawaka

Famous Dave’s has closed its doors in Mishawaka.

The Minnesota-based chain’s store at 6402 N. Grape Road closed Sunday, Aug. 23, according to Flavor 574’s partners at 95.3 MNC.

Earlier this month, the St. Joseph County Health Department fined the restaurant $1,400 for repeat health code violations, the South Bend Tribune reports. As a result, at that time the restaurant was placed on a six-month probationary period during which inspections were increased. 

Owner Ron Helms told WSBT the closure had more to do with finances than with the report from the health department. 

The restaurant was open for 14 years, MNC reports. 

The nearest locations are in eastern Michigan, Chicago or central Indiana. 

Follow editor Danielle Waldron on Twitter @DanielleWaldron

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