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T’s Seafood Restaurant to close permanently after turning down grant

T’s Seafood Restaurant which suffered a devastating fire in September of 2020 will not be re-opening at their longtime location on Highway 56 in South Augusta.

ABD has learned that Garrett Fulcher met with Richmond County Commissioners, the Augusta Economic Development Authority and other government entities. He originally agreed to accept a grant in the neighborhood of $250,000, and apparently had a change of heart.

According to WGAC talk show host Austin Rhodes, Fulcher called him to let him know that it would not be possible financially to get everything restored to the level it was before the fire.

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Sources also tell ABD that Cares Act money was also available to help T’s, monies set aside usually for Covid related business issues.

In the case of T’s, that may have been possible due to the extremely high lumber prices since the fire happened.

T’s downtown will be opening soon in North Augusta, in a former restaurant building that saw two different cafes open and close within a few years.

It is not immediately known whether Fulcher has or will receive insurance money for the re-building of T’s or whether Fulcher will sell the property.

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