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Prospector's, State College BBQ Eatery, Closes

on July 18, 2011 7:13 AM

UPDATED @ 4:04 p.m. July 18: A new restaurant is being planned for the former Prospector's space. An updated article is posted on this page.

Earlier coverage is posted below.

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Earlier coverage, posted @ 7:13 a.m. July 18:

Prospector's Allegheny Rib Company, a Ferguson Township restaurant known for its barbecue, has closed, StateCollege.com has learned.

Sunday was the restaurant's last day in business, according to a message from Prospector's.

No one answered the phone there early Monday morning. A reporter's inquiry left there last week was not immediately answered.

Prospector's, in the former Jethro's space at 2080 Cato Ave., was one among a handful of barbecue-oriented eateries in the State College area.

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