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Barley & Rye Bistro closes after 6 years following death in owner's family

"After many discussions as a family, we have decided to not continue business without Randy."

Barley & Rye Bistro in downtown Moline has closed its doors after the owner's father and business partner died

The restaurant announced their closing with a statement posted on Facebook Sunday. 

Randy Linn was the father and business partner of the restaurant's Chef Jared Linn.

Randy, from Coal Valley, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at his home. He was 60 years old. 

"After many discussions as a family, we have decided to not continue business without Randy," the post said. "Effective immediately."

The farm-to-table concept restaurant opened six years ago on Fifth Avenue in downtown Moline.

According to the restaurant's website, "The majority of meats and produce used by Barley & Rye came from farmers in the Quad Cities and the surrounding area."