There's some exciting news sprouting from the recent closing of a Somerset staple that might excite barbecue lovers.

A heartbreaking announcement spread across the town of Somerset just before Thanksgiving: The beloved Railway Cafe was closing due to circumstances out of the owners' hands.

The breakfast/lunch diner sat comfortably in a small lot shared with Del's Lemonade and a karate studio right on GAR Highway.

Now it looks like the train will remain in place and be renovated to fit the needs of Dartmouth-based Missing Link BBQ LLC.

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Missing Link took to Facebook and Instagram to share the news:

"As sad as we are to be leaving Dartmouth, we are excited about continuing our Missing Link BBQ journey in Somerset. As Somerset residents, we look forward to providing our community with more variety. This will also give us more opportunity to provide our customers with a better overall experience and the comfort of indoor dining once renovations are done inside the train, formally operated as the Railway Cafe. While we work on improving the train, we will still be selling take-out and catering out of our trailer “Rosie." Our last day in Dartmouth is still undetermined but we will announce that as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support! We can’t wait to welcome you to our new home." -Missing Link LLC

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Google Maps/Missing Link BBQ LLC

Missing Link owners Tom Lyon and Doug Moniz began their journey in Dartmouth earlier this year at the former Stinky Pete's Pub lot, cooking Texas-style barbecue.

The duo barbecue dream team has been serving the locals all year and recently collaborated with Running Brook Vineyards on Old Fall River Road as a pop-up food truck.

Stay tuned for more info on Missing Link's big move to Somerset as it prepares for a whole new adventure with its bigfoot mascot.

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