Downtown's Nippy's Fish closes its doors

    Beaufort has lost another local icon.  Known for its signature shrimp dogs, cornhole tournaments, live music and countless late nights, Nippy’s Fish on West Street has closed its doors for good.

    In a letter posted on Nippy’s group page on Facebook, owner Diana Deaner had this to tell folks, in part:

    “I am sorry to say that Nippy’s is closed. This has been a very upsetting situation for me , but as always have the support of all of you.  I want to thank you all for making Nippy’s the type of place that Robin and I dreamed of having. The fun times meeting new friends from all over the country, what a joy!! Thanks for letting us be a part of the Beaufort Historic Neighborhood for 5 1/2 years . I say good-bye with a heavy heart.”

    At the end of the letter, it stated, “PS keep watch Nippy’s may pop up in New location.”

    We can only hope.