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• News reports out of North Carolina says that the city of Rocky Mount wants to build something it will call BBQ Park, which would recognize Bob Melton’s Barbecue, the first sit-down restaurant to sell pork barbecue.

However, an argument could be made that it shouldn’t be so much a park as a graveyard, since these same reports note that Rocky Mount once had such barbecue restaurants as Melton's, Buck Overton's, Brown's Chicken and Barbecue House and Gardner's Barbecue Restaurant – but now, only Gardner’s remains in business.
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