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Old Yesterday, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Sad, but not surprising...

Bill Ellis Barbecue closes its doors | The Wilson Times
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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A shame.

We, in New Bern, lost our “real bbq joint” several years ago. Replaced with very nice, clean fast food bbq restaurant.

Just not the same.
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I used to eat at Bill's a lot. When Bill passed the quality of the food went downhill quickly.

A year or so ago Bill's son opened a restaurant called Marty's over by Brentwood and it's doing great.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I used to eat at Bill's a lot. When Bill passed the quality of the food went downhill quickly.

A year or so ago Bill's son opened a restaurant called Marty's over by Brentwood and it's doing great.
As I understand it, Tracy made sure none of the other family members could get the business and got rid of the long-time cooks after bringing in a manager that had zero clue how to run it. That’s why Lawrence opened Marty’s instead of taking over Bill’s. I think Marty’s opening is what finally put Bill’s (Tracy) out of business. Many of Marty’s customers used to frequent Bill’s. The parking lot is horrendous, though. Lawrence probably has a big grin on his face right now...as he should.

I feel sorry for the employees, since they had no advance warning that Bill’s was shutting down. I thought that was pretty sh*tty.
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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You understand the same as I understand. If it’s true, karma came home to roost for her.

I’m happy Lawrence’s restaurant is doing so well. I need to get over to Wilson and try it.
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
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i don't remember Bill's, probably my loss, but i do remember Simp's BBQ on 64 just outside of Roper, NC on the way to the outer banks. Stopped there several times, great BBQ.
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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No more buffets, Bill?s Barbecue banquets: Closure alarms catering clients | The Wilson Times
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Old Today, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Triad & Triangle; former High Country
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RIP BEB (I still have the oval bumper sticker)
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Old Today, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I remember eating there a few times growing up. The grandparents loved that place.
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