HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, the final remnants of Dewey's Town Talk BBQ in Hot Springs could be seen heaped in piles.
The local spot has been vacant for more than 15 years, but the old building stood as a landmark of memories and good local food.
"There are new restaurants that try to have that old feel It actually had that old feel," said local 48-year-old Albert Harris.
Harris owns a family-owned funeral home a few stores down from the old BBQ pit and says he remembers grabbing food in his teenage years.
"My parents would drop me off after school and they didn't want to cook sometimes," he said laughing, which quickly turned to somber nostalgia. "The current feeling is sad, because of the current condition. It's gone essentially."
The city used two days to clear the property, which local officials say had become run down.