Sisters leaving barbecue business after 12 years

Ismael Perez By Ismael Perez

Aug. 19, 2017 at 9:36 p.m.
Updated Aug. 20, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Quality Packers Smokehouse at The Corral is scheduled to close.

Quality Packers Smokehouse at The Corral is scheduled to close.   RICHARD HOANG/RHOANG@VICAD.COM for The Victoria Advocate

Haylee Parker and Joel Leon ate slowly and and savored every taste of their last brisket nachos and sausage plate from their favorite restaurant.

After going once a week, the University of Houston-Victoria students found out through social media Saturday that Quality Packers Smokehouse at The Corral was closing.

"The last time was just as good as the first time we ate here," said Parker, 19, of Odessa. "Why they gotta do me like this?"

The owners posted publicly Friday evening on the restaurant's Facebook page, saying, "My sister and I are retiring from the barbecue business."

The statement thanked their customers and workers for their support throughout their years in business.

Lupe Limon, brother of the owners and past owner of Quality Packers, said the family barbecue business was started by their grandfather in 1974.

The sisters took over the business 12 years ago, he said.

Limon separated himself from Quality Packers two years ago to start Limon's BBQ Smokehouse in the 3400 block of Southwest Moody Street.

Limon said he is working on taking over the location to open a new Limon's BBQ Smokehouse restaurant.

"It's going to open up this week at some point," he said. "We are trying to make a smooth transition where we come and take over."

Information on when Limon will reopen the restaurant and other details were still being discussed Saturday.

The owners, Limon's siblings, could not be reached for comment Saturday.


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