BREAKING NEWS: Wilber’s May Re-Open
As all the world knows, Wilber’s, a giant of Eastern North Carolina Barbecue, was closed back on or about the Ides of March. There seems to have been a little matter of unpaid taxes.
Wilber’s had great barbecue.
They also excelled in hush puppies (these are the remnants of an order)
and had very good slaw, green beans, and banana pudding.
This great institution had to file for bankruptcy, but Mr. Shirley — Mr. Wilber Shirley — promised to re-open, causing hearts to soar across the state and Nation.
Now, WRAL reports that “an investment group known as Goldpit Partners, LLC, has stepped forward to purchase the assets of the bankrupt restaurant, which is located at 4172 U.S. Highway 70 in Goldsboro, for $350,000.” The plan now must be approved by a Bankruptcy Court judge, and, lawyers necessarily being involved, there’s a lot of complicated business that has to be considered. I won’t bore you with the details because I never want to bore you or anyone else, and also because I know absolutely nothing about bankruptcy law.
Let’s hope that the Bankruptcy Court Judge is a fan of Eastern North Carolina barbecue, and that the application is approved quickly.
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