Shanks Steak and Catfish, a restaurant that opened off of Highway 43 last year, has announced that it will be unable to reopen after the unexpected death of owner Wayne Burch in early December.

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Despite a heartfelt community response in December to raise funds to benefit staff and Burch's family, the restaurant had to officially announce Tuesday it would not be reopening.

In a Facebook post, Shanks thanked the community for their support, and asked for help in finding new employment opportunities for the staff that had to be let go in the wake of the decision to close.

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