After 24 years in business, Columbia’s popular Buckingham Smokehouse has sold to Como Smoke and Fire.
Buckingham’s, which is located on Buttonwood, has been serving Columbia-area residents since 1998. Buckingham made its announcement on Facebook, saying Como Smoke and Fire has purchased the property for their second location expansion.
Buckingham received national media attention in 2008 when GOP presidential nominee Senator John McCain and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) dined there with former U.S. Sens. Kit Bond and Jack Danforth (both R-Mo.) Local business owners like Greg Steinhoff and Russ Duker joined them that day.
Buckingham owner Mark Brown says they’ve been fortunate to see some of the same customers for two decades.
April 16th will be the final day Buckingham’s is open for business.