Landmark Mobile Restaurant Closing Its Doors

Aug 22, 2013

A restaurant that's been a landmark in southern Alabama is closing its doors.

Employees tell WPMI-TV ( that they were surprised Tuesday when they showed up at The Shed in Mobile and learned the business had closed.

   A handwritten sign on the front door stated, "Closed, Ocean Springs Shed still serving BBQ!" and listed a phone number for the franchise's Mississippi location 60 miles west.

   Former employee Beth Lyons said the news "came out of nowhere" and caught workers off-guard. She said employees worked Monday night and were not told the business would not reopen Tuesday.

   Information from: WPMI-TV,