Paul Deen and her ridiculously pathetic brother Bubba Hier shuttered ‘Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House’ and included in employees’ severance checks, which were collected in the parking lot, was a message, “Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba’s is now closed.”
So far so good, except employees that stood in the parking lot of the business that was the center of Deen’s racism scanda in 2013, were unaware the business was closing until they were greeted with that message of gratitude for the work their dedicated work.
A privately hired off duty police officer stood outside the restaurant.
With the doors already locked, this statement was left on their Facebook page:
“Since its opening in 2004, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House has been a destination for residents and tourists in Savannah, offering the region’s freshest seafood and oysters. However, the restaurant’s owner and operator, Bubba Heirs, has made the decision to close the restaurant in order to explore development options for the waterfront property on which the restaurant is located. At this point, no specific plans have been announced and a range of uses are under consideration in order realize the highest and best use for the property.
The closing is effective today, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Employees will be provided with severance based on position and tenure with the restaurant. All effort will be made to find employees comparable employment with other Savannah restaurant organizations.”
-Jaret Keller, Deen Spokesperson
How very sweet.
Savannah Now reports:
In Hiers’ deposition in 2013 he testified that he frequently viewed pornography on company-owned sites at work and had a history of cocaine use and alcohol abuse. He admitted taking money from the restaurant in 2010 — allegedly as much as $25,000 to $30,000 a month, a practice Deen eventually discovered. He said his sister was in control of the business but it was never a big moneymaker.
Hiers testified, “The company had never shown a lot of profit.”
How I read that: Cocaine is expensive.
Jezebel reports, “Heirs’ statement paints the closing as a chance to flip the waterfront property, but it’s sure conveniently timed, with an investor having recently filled Deen’s pockets for a comeback. Maybe she figures she’s got a better shot at securing the country’s forgiveness if she cuts her idiot Bubba brother loose.”
Maybe it’s too easy to paint Deen as a racist because she actually treats all people equally like crap, as long as they’re not wealthy.
Comments on the closing which are no longer on Facebook:
My mother worked there for over 8 years and no one called her!!! My fiance also worked there no one call him, in fact a UB manager called him LAST NIGHT to get his availability for next week! Its s shame how the employees of UB were treated!!
They didnt even tell the staff they closed. Staff shows up with a closed sign and appliances being taken out. Even employees that were there for almost 8 years plus didnt even receive a single notification. Such a cowardly way to close down.