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Another West Street restaurant is gone after less than a year in business.

Corky’s Pub & Grub, which opened last September in the former Soggy Bottom space at 779 and 767 N. West St., is closed. There’s a for-lease sign up in front of the building, and the phone is disconnected. Corky Oden, a former aircraft and construction worker, owned the restaurant and night club, which has hosted many live music performances during the past year.

It’s been a tough year for restaurant businesses on West Street. Cowtown Burger & Brew, which opened in January in the former Mooyah space at 325 N. West St., closed in June after six months and two owners. Buck’s Bar & Grill at 1014 N. West St. closed for the second and final time in June. It had been open twice since early 2015, and both times, it lasted only about six months. Then, Angkor Donuts at 460 N. West St. closed in July after less than a year in business.

West Street has been torn up by construction at Kellogg since November.

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