Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Savanna Maue: Once-Popular Cajun Restaurant Closes Its Doors in Downtown Manhattan

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Savanna Maue: Once-Popular Cajun Restaurant Closes Its Doors in Downtown Manhattan

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Hey all --

Veering off the subject of holiday festivities, I stumbled across some restaurant news this week I couldn't hold on to until 2018.

This week I took a day trip to Manhattan, and was disappointed to see the a long-standing Manhattan eatery has decided to close its doors.

The Hibachi Hut on Poyntz Avenue had been owned by Bud and Bobby Cox since last year, Bobby Cox confirmed Thursday, and after a re-branding effort in August and a continual struggle to attract business -- the brothers decided it was time for the restaurant to close.

The Hut originally opened in 1959, and was known for its Cajun-style cooking. Bobby Cox said after the business first closed, and the move downtown, they lost some faithful clientele -- and with any business, time goes on and customers move away or begin looking for the next new thing. …

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