North Carolina barbecue spot closed over tax debt reopens

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Wilber’s Barbecue (Photo: WTVD)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An iconic North Carolina restaurant has reopened its doors more than a year after it was shut down due to its tax debt.

News outlets report Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro welcomed customers once again on Wednesday.

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Since opening in 1962, the restaurant has developed a reputation as an important stop for politicians, locals and barbecue-seeking tourists.

The reopening came after a group of the restaurant’s fans formed by a businessman in Goldsboro purchased Wilber’s last year and worked to restore it.

The restaurant is currently operating four days a week and offers only take-out options.