New restaurant moving into former Barnhill’s location

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Barnhill's closed last July due to health concerns.

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Barnhill’s closed last July due to health concerns.

By Dennis Seid

Daily Journal

TUPELO – A new restaurant is moving into the former Barnhill’s Buffet location on South Gloster Street.

Super Hibachi Buffet will open later this year, said its owners, who also have the Hibachi Buffet restaurant in Columbus.

It will take several months of renovation to get the Tupelo site ready. Barnhill’s closed last July following a failed inspection by the state Department of Health. The owner of the restaurant agreed to make corrections, but later chose to close it instead.

The owners of Super Hibachi Grill – who also own A Gold Star Chinese Restaurant in Tupelo – said they’ll need time to gut and renovate the interior. They hope to open Super Hibachi Buffet by fall.