ST. CLOUD - A popular St. Cloud barbecue spot closed its doors over the weekend.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has a sign in its door that says: "after many months of negotiating an extension or new lease, we were not able to come to an agreement. I am happy to make notice that all of our staff have been paid and are taken care of in terms of finding new employment. Thank you St. Cloud for your years of coming to grab a bite to eat. We could not have been in this location for the last five years without your great support!" - Dan

Dan Stuttgen opened Dickey's in 2011. He discovered the franchise during business travel and loved the food on the menu. The St. Cloud Dickey's was in the Division Street strip mall behind Red Lobster.

In a previous interview with WJON last September, he announced that the location was up for sale. Stuttgen said that he was hoping to eventually spend more time with his family.

A call to the restaurant location on Monday seeking comment has not been answered.

Dickey's is a barbecue chain that serves smoked meats, baked potatoes and other side dishes.