Scandal-Ridden Paula Deen Restaurant Closes

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Apr. 3 2014, Published 6:28 p.m. ET

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TimesTalks: A Conversation With Marcus Samuelsson And Paula Deen

It's time to pour a melted stick of butter out, y'all.

The Savannah, Georgia restaurant owned by Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, appropriately named Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House, has closed its doors, according to a brief status update on Facebook that reads, "Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba's is no closed."

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There's just one little problem—apparently no one told the staff.

According to TMZ, employees showed up for their shifts today to find the signage missing and appliances being hauled away.

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Paula and the restaurant's namesake came under fire when former employee Lisa T. Jackson filed a lawsuit citing an unfavorable work environment which included racial slurs and demeaning rants. Despite making several attempts to apologize, Paula's deposition in the suit put her right back in the hot seat as her words appeared to many that she really had not changed her offensive mindset.

Comments on Uncle Bubba's placed patrons at the restaurant just last night, leaving many befuddled by the unexpected shutdown.

Has your opinion of Paula Deen changed over the years? Tell us in the comments or tweet @OKMagazine.


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