Smoking Joe's Bar-Be-Que Closed? [Updated]

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Smoking Joe's Bar-Be-Que (1901 Washington Avenue; 314-436-3876) is closed at least temporarily. Following up on a post in this NextSTL thread, I stopped by the Downtown West barbecue joint to find it closed during its regular business hours. An employee at a nearby business told me that Smoking Joe's has been closed for about three weeks.

The restaurant's website and phone number are both still operational. I have a call in for more information and will update this post as I learn more.

Update: (Monday, April 25, 3:30 p.m.) Following up on Gut Check's original report, Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch finds that the phone number is no longer in service. (An AT&T message offers to help you find a similar business.) The website remains operational, but this looks less and less like a "?" kind of closing.

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