Romie’s BBQ closed in downtown Tupelo
We saw some chatter over the weekend that Romie’s BBQ closed.
Indeed, we drove by the building just a few minutes ago, and a sign posted on the front door said:
Thank you for your support
Romie’s BBQ is now closed
Come see us at Romie’s Grocery 804 W. Jackson St.”
We just spoke to owner Rob Lesley at Romie’s Grocery, who said that an expanding catering business led to the move.
“We might revisit it again one day (the BBQ restaurant) but it’s been good for us,” he said.
However, there’s only so much Lesley can do, and running two restaurants and a catering operation made for a hectic life.
“We had to look at what we could give up, and there’s only one of me to go around,” he said.
As for some of the favorite menu items from Romie’s BBQ, Lesley said, rest assured, some of the more popular items will be making their way to Romie’s Grocery, including the BBQ egg rolls, BBQ nachos, turkey BLT and the Cuban sandwich.
“Well be incorporating some of them into our plate lunch menu,” he said.
As for the building itself, Lesley said he’s already gotten interest from others interested in opening another restaurant.
“I think something will open up eventually,” he said.
Romie’s BBQ opened at the now-closed Troy Street location in 2011, after spending nearly two years on Green Street in what is now Simply Sweet by Margarete.