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The Bee’s Knees announces it is closing permanently



Sunday, Nov. 20, will be the last day downtown eatery The Bee’s Knees opens its doors, according to a recent social media post.

Owner Eric Kinlaw announced Thursday on Facebook that the restaurant will be closing after 20 years in business.

“I want to say thank you to everyone who has walked ...

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  1. Good riddance; nothing but overpriced redneck hipster tapas served with wannabe in Seattle zest. Looks like hanging BLM flags on your business and supporting Biden’s absolute disaster economy with fake propaganda commercials didn’t work out at all for you huh Kinlaw? Could not have happened to a more deserving person. #GetWokeGoBroke

    Here’s a little context for folks wondering why I have such strong feelings on this. They killed my dog in June 2020. I don’t make comments like that about people personally, BUT Kinlaw, the BLM scammers and wannabe ANTIFakes whom he directly supported (his employees) killed my dog. They doxxed me on their little hate page, and less than 48 hours after, my dog is fed poison. So no, to hell with Kinlaw, they poisoned Lobo with industrial rat poison, the same kind you find in restaurants downtown. He injected his politics into his business, he thought this was Seattle where people are rewarded for extreme leftist views, and he stokes political violence. Nothing but a bunch of ‘never-been-outside-Augusta’ folks pretending… so no, no apologies for dancing on this grave, to Hell with those people. That’s Lobo, he was killed for MY words.

    • Never new that about this business, but we never went there anyway and now I’m glad we didn’t. We are experiencing so much reverse racism it’s getting out of hand. What would happen if a business put up White Power flags, Trump flags or even the American flags ?, they would claim racism. I bet this business did a lot better under the Trump economy than the Biden one. Maybe they should get BLM to come in and help them reopen. Anybody that kills an innocent dog, should be charged to the fullest extent of the law.

      • I cannot prove it, but one of the bastards in their little group use to cut my grass, he knows my yard, layout and had access to better foods than we fed our dog. He would have eaten it if it was hidden in meat for instance.

  2. I had no desire to sample their food based on the menu and the location and outside appearance of the restaurant. Glad I never went in and gave them my money and support. Mixing food with politics and social ideologies is not a good idea, unless you want to limit your customer base and revenue. Ask the owner of Stay how that’s working out for her.

  3. Wow! We’ve never been there either, and never wanted to. Glad I missed out on the leftist staff and hipster food.
    Pretty sad when your business closes after 20 years and, well, nobody’s sad.
    Moving on.

  4. Another Augusta Business that should fail Field Botanicals, owned by Jen 215A 12th street. She also did an ad for American Bridge to support Biden and the current Communist Government, getting rich off China kickbacks.

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