After 16 years in business, Famous Dave's on Gunbarrel Road permanently closed its doors Saturday night.

The barbecue restaurant, at 2122 Gunbarrel Road, hoped to stay open through all of last weekend, but the owners said that employees needed to report for training for new jobs and that left them short on staff.

"We had to make the tough call to close on Saturday night," said co-owner Doug Renegar in a statement. "We hated to do that to our friends and guests hoping for one final Famous meal. But we were glad our team members found new positions. We hope the community understands that tough call."

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