Local rib joint, owned by Snoop Dogg's uncle, is closing

Local rib joint, owned by Snoop Dogg's uncle, is closing
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PORTLAND, Ore. - A local rib restaurant that has, in the past, come under fire for smoke from an outdoor barbecue is closing down.

Reo's Ribs, located at 6141 SW Macadam Avenue, is shutting down not because of the problems they have encountered over the smoke, but because the lease is up.

We called the rib restaurant to find out where they might be moving and were told that at this point it's all up in the air. Co-owner Myra Girod said they are looking at three different spots that might be a good place for them to land, but a final decision has not yet been made.

The restaurant first opened in 1999. Co-owner Reo Varnado, who the restaurant is named after, happens to be the uncle of rap superstar Snoop Dogg.