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Popular Charleston restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp, closes after nearly 20 years

Published: Aug. 9, 2019 at 7:56 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - After nearly 20 years, a popular downtown Charleston restaurant has shut down.

Bubba Gump Shrimp on South Market Street closed on Thursday.

Company officials say operations have stopped because its lease expired.

“We value our employees, their dedication to our company and are working to relocate them,” company officials said in a statement."We are grateful for the support of the Charleston community for the past 19 years."

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