(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Longtime Newport restaurant Shoney's will close its doors on Friday, June 21. The franchise is moving to Virginia.
Friday, June 07, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-06-07 19:48:36)
 
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-One of Newport's anchor restaurants will close its doors permanently on Friday, June 21.

Shoney's, located at the corner of Cosby Highway and Heritage Boulevard, will cease operations at 11 p.m. that night, according to General Manager Brandon Ickes.

The well-known family-style restaurant opened its doors at that location in November of 1990.

According to Ickes, the Newport franchise has no plans to relocate in Cocke County. "We are looking to move to Virginia," he said on Friday, "probably in the Roanoke area."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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