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Bountiful BBQ restaurant closes

Published May 10, 2012 11:36 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Smedley Manor restaurant in Bountiful closed recently. It was a short life for the barbecue restaurant that opened in the fall of 2011.

There are two reasons for its demise: The centuries-old house in which it was located went up for sale recently. Asking price is just shy of $1 million.

Also, the food at Smedley Manor didn't live up to its stately location on Bountiful's charming Main Street. (When The Tribune reviewed it in March our critic only gave it 1 1/2 stars.)

But the restaurant could return once a new owner is found.

"We are currently closed but hope to be re opening soon," owner Healther Kilikina Healy wrote in an eamil.

I hope so — Bountiful needs a few more good restaurants and I still have an unused Groupon to the place.