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Hogger's BBQ in Berkley Closes

The restaurant was forced to shutter operations after failed negotiations with its landlord, according to an e-mail sent to customers, and plans to reopen in a new location.

Hogger's BBQ in Berkley has closed its doors, but may reopen in a new location.

The 2012 Berkley Patch Readers' Choice award-winner was forced to shutter operations after failed negotiations with its landlord, according to an e-mail sent to customers.

"We have lost our lease after many months of disagreements with our landlord. We really wish we had been able to negotiate with him, however we were unsuccessful," the e-mail stated. "We are currently working negotiations with another building right here in Berkley."

Customer Rich Schneider, who received the e-mail, said Thursday he is sad about the closing, but hopeful Hogger's will reopen.

"It's a great little location (the owner) lost in the city, but maybe the new location will be better," he said.

Hogger's BBQ occupied a space along 12 Mile Road in the heart of downtown Berkley's shopping district.

"We thank each and every one of our customers for their overwhelming support. We will be sending out a new notice once our new location is open," Hogger's' e-mail said. "Please feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions. Have a wonderful rest of the year. Hopefully we will see all of you soon!"

Hogger's BBQ can be reached by e-mail at 2959hoggers@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to Berkley Patch for more information as it becomes available!

Leslie Ellis November 03, 2012 at 02:06 AM
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Doug November 04, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Best of luck to Hoggers of the future! I'm glad I made the one special trip there last summer.
Kevin Moser November 04, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I bypassed Hoggers many times for carry out due to the bank taking up so much of the parking. The more I think of the Taco Bell location, the more I like the idea, especially with the drive thru. If they could get the dinners up a bit quicker, that would not be a bad fit for them.
Richard Weed November 06, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Too bad for the landlord. Berkley has many vacant storefronts and Hogger's has many fans. I'm sure they'll be back soon with a better location.
Joshua Hunter November 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Don't forget Rizzos! O_o

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