After 38 years, popular Auburn barbecue spot to close

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — After 38 years in Auburn, Price’s Barbecue House will close at the end of May.

Owner Jeff Price says he is selling the property to a commercial developer.

Price says customers have been calling from California, Texas – and as far away as Malaysia – asking if the news of the restaurant’s closing was true.

Price’s parents, Jesse and Lorene Price, founded the Barbecue House in 1978 – one year after Price transferred from what was then Columbus College (now Columbus State) to Auburn University to study industrial engineering. The family was living in Columbus at the time, where Price grew up.

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