The Bearded Frog served its final meals on August 18.

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The Shelburne restaurant is unlikely to reopen, according to Dickie Austin and Andrea Cousineau, co-operators for the restaurant’s owner, Vergennes Restaurant Group. The two will continue to run the group’s Black Sheep Bistro and Park Squeeze, both in Vergennes.

Austin, 43, director of operations, and Cousineau, 39, executive chef and general manager, told Seven Days by phone that the lingering effects of the pandemic, including staffing challenges, made it impossible to keep the Bearded Frog open.

Read more in Seven Days.