Smokin’ Moe’s closes, reason unclear |

Smokin’ Moe’s closes, reason unclear

Smokin' Moe's, located in Cooper Creek, opened in 1996 and was known for their award-winning BBQ and live music. It is unclear why the restaurant has closed.
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After more than 20 years in business, Winter Park’s Smokin’ Moe’s is closing its doors.

In October, Smokin’ Moe’s put up a sign saying it would be closed for the off-season, however, Charlie Johnson, principal at WC Johnson LLC, which owns Cooper Creek, where Smokin’ Moe’s was located, confirmed Friday the site had been relisted.

Johnson would not comment on the reason for closing. The owner of Smokin’ Moe’s had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.

Both the phone number and website for Smokin’ Moe’s are no longer operational. A Facebook page for the restaurant remains, but the last post was made in September.

The space for the BBQ restaurant was relisted earlier this week, Johnson said. It is approximately 5,000 square feet and is listed as turn key property, meaning all of the equipment will come with the space.

Johnson said the space has already seen some interest and he hopes to have a new resident soon.

“We are really trying to step up the dining experience at Cooper Creek with some high quality operators,” he said.

Smokin’ Moe’s opened in Winter Park in 1996, according to its Facebook, and was known for its award-winning BBQ and live music. The restaurant also frequently participated community events, such as the Hike for Spencer.

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