Updated 1:55 p.m.: The restaurant’s statement on Facebook:
Our family is extremely saddened to close Blue Water Seafood. Due to the constant fluctuations in fuel costs, labor costs, seafood costs and the frustrating economy, we made the difficult decision to close. We are very grateful to the many, many customers who supported us over the past 10 years. At this time, we needed to have mental, physical and emotional relief for our family.
Both sites of the restaurant and seafood market, in Asheville and Hendersonville, are closed. Ashvegas wishes the owners well in their next endeavor.
The Charlotte Street seafood restaurant and market was closed on Wednesday, with paper over the windows and nothing inside but a seafood case. Looks closed for good, but we don’t yet have details.
Anyone know more?