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‘Shigs’ takes shape on Illinois Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -What will be the third location for a popular local barbecue chain is taking shape in southwest Allen County.

Permitting documents confirm that Shigs In Pit intends to occupy a structure being built in the 8500 block of Illinois Road.

That's about half a mile west of the I-69 interchange.

The restaurant will be the third location for "Shigs," which already serves its ribs, brisket and chopped chicken at the original Fairfield Ave. location on the south end of downtown and a north side location in the 6200 block of Maplecrest Road.

The owners had indicated an expansion to the southwest side of town last year.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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