Alabaster’s Papa Saia’s restaurant closes
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Alabaster’s Papa Saia’s restaurant off First Street Southwest has closed its doors after about five months at the new location, the restaurant’s owners have confirmed.
The restaurant confirmed the closing on its Facebook page on July 3 after advertising its final wing buffet on June 30.
Papa Saia’s moved to the First Street Southwest location in Alabaster from its former location in Helena in mid-February. The First Street Southwest building was formerly occupied by Chubb’s Grub Station and served as Papa Saia’s original location when the restaurant opened in 1997. Papa Saia’s moved to Alabaster’s Propst Promenade after the shopping center opened in the mid-2000s, and then moved to Helena in 2012.
Beef O’ Brady’s now occupies the former Papa Saia’s location in Helena.
After Papa Saia’s returned to Alabaster earlier this year, it continued to offer its popular meat-and-three for lunch and added a new wing buffet.
During an April interview, Papa Saia’s owner Tammy Casteel said the restaurant had seen a warm welcome from Alabaster residents, and said customers enjoyed the new wing buffet and daily specials.
The restaurant prepared its food on-site every day, offered regular live entertainment and held a crawfish boil each year.
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