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Last updated: March 27. 2014 4:04PM - 6831 Views
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Sign is removed and doors are locked at Insane Dwayne's on North Bridge Street. The restaurant owner has not returned calls.
Sign is removed and doors are locked at Insane Dwayne's on North Bridge Street. The restaurant owner has not returned calls.
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A local eatery has closed its doors and may be out of business.


Insane Dwayne’s, located at 961 N. Bridge St., did not returned calls on the closure.


The discovery of the restaurant closure was made recently. Multiple visits were made to the eatery over the last two weeks seeking comment, but to no avail.


One former employee said that he was looking for work because the restaurant suddenly shut its doors.


According to the Surry County Environmental Health Department, the restaurant was placed in C-status on March 14.


“It means it’s closed for unknown reasons. I visited at 10 a.m. and it wasn’t open,” said John Watts, environmental health specialist. “The restaurant can stay in that status for up to a year.”


Insane Dwayne’s was opened in May of 2013 by Dwayne Brown of Jonesville.


Dwayne’s was a full cafeteria-style restaurant specializing in its evening dinner. Hosts at the door were routinely seen opening doors for customers.


In a May interview, Brown said, “This is my last rodeo. I am 52 years old, and this time I have no debt…I don’t owe a dime except for fixed expenses in this joint. I am at the point in life that I am not going to sweat in business. I have a packaging business that we place our barbecue items into stores, but this restaurant is where I’m 100 percent going to stay, and you can take that to the bank.”


It is unknown why Brown closed the doors to the restaurant. However, Moov & Rent Self Storage announced it intends to sell the contents of the storage unit belonging to Insane Dwaye’s for unpaid rent and expenses. The sale will be held on April 5 at 9 a.m. unless a past due amount of $677.67 is paid.


Anthony Gonzalez may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.


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