Smokey Bones Barbecue chain is closing lots of its restaurants and selling the rest. I called the Florence location and the manager said the locations here: Florence, Cherry Grove and West Chester, are among the ones being sold rather than closed. But they surely won't be Smokey Bones for long. So if you love their'q--go get yourself some right now.
I thought they did a pretty good job with the food, it just didn't have any soul, and if anything needs soul, it's barbecue. Some people observed that it didn't work to lump together all the different kinds of American barbecue in one place. It is a food that needs geographic context, and should be eaten closer to the source.