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Updated: 03/12/2014 08:00:04AM

Fred’s Southern Cooking

out of business

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


A stunned Lela Adams calls her brother to let him know that the Bartow Fred's Southern Restaurant is no longer open.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Signs posted on the doors and a window of the Bartow Fred's Southern Kitchen inform people the restaurant is now closed.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

CRA board member Dr. Tim Brooks glances at the East End Community Vision Plan as Dr. Trent Brooks explains a little bit about the study of east Bartow Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the CRA meeting.

By STEVE STEINER

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On Sunday, March 9, Fred Johnson, the CEO of 1 Box Hospitality, which operates Fred’s Southern Kitchen, Fred’s Market and Johnson Barbeque, came to the Bartow location of Fred’s Southern Kitchen and informed employees the store was closing.

It was not an easy decision, said Johnson. At the same time he acknowledged there had been suspicions on the part of employees something was going to take place.

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