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Shorty's in Superior announces permanent closure

The restaurant and bar was in business for almost eight years.

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Shorty’s in Superior on Dec. 23, 2019. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
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Shorty's Pizza & Smoked Meat in Superior announced Tuesday via Facebook that the restaurant and bar has closed.

In the post, owners Brian and Sheilagh Noel stated that the decision to close was made due to the labor shortage.

"(W)e came to the conclusion that if we can't give you the level of service that you expect and deserve, then closing would be our best option," the post said.

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They stated that bankruptcy is not the reason for the closure. In fact, they said 2020 was the most profitable year at Shorty's since it opened in August 2013 at 1015 Tower Ave. in Superior.

Shorty's specialized in pizza, Montreal-style smoked meat and other Canadian recipes, plus it contained a sports bar. Brian Noel listed the restaurant for sale in late 2019, but it was not sold.

The restaurant was featured several times on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," most recently in late March 2021.

The restaurant's contents will be auctioned off, and then the building will be put up for sale. All staff and suppliers will be paid in full, the post said. The restaurant's last day open was yesterday, May 31, 2021.

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