Umsted's Smokehouse BBQ in Redding closing at end of month

Aug 23, 2014 6:58 PM by Charlene Cheng

A family-owned barbecue restaurant in Redding will be shutting its doors at the end of the month.

The owners of Umsted's Smokehouse BBQ have decided to not renew their lease.

The reason being? Their location.

After moving to Redding from Palo Cedro three years ago, Umsted's has been located at the corner of East Cypress Avenue and Larkspur Lane.

"This is kind of a hard location right here, even though there's a lot of traffic, still a lot of people don't know we're here, even after all our advertising and by the time they drive by, it's too late," said co-owner Julie Umsted.

The Umsteds reassure customers that this won't be the last you'll hear from them.

They're looking into other locations or possibly even opening a food truck.

Until then, they last day you can visit the restaurant is next Friday, August 29.


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