The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

June 11, 2013

Two more KFC locations shut

Randy Griffith
rgriffith@tribdem.com

JOHNSTOWN — The future of two restaurant icons is in doubt after both closed this week.

KFC locations at 1420 Scalp Ave. in Richland Township and at 4390 Admiral Peary Highway outside Ebensburg were locked and dark Tuesday.

A sign on the door reads “Closed due to pending renewal of sales tax license.”

But co-owner Bret Latshaw of Bedford would not say when, or even if, either fried chicken location will reopen.

“We are trying to see what we can do,” Latshaw said.

“My lawyer is handling things right now, and he hasn’t gotten back to me. I can’t say anything else.”

The abrupt closings come four months after Latshaw and his wife, Alice Faye Latshaw, shut down the downtown Johnstown KFC at 526 Main St.

“We were just not profitable,” Bret Latshaw said at the time. “I am closing for business reasons.”

The couple also own Landmark Restaurant at 647 E. Pitt St. in Bedford.

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