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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Brix on the rocks?

Although the sign in the window of Brix says "Closed for Kitchen Remodeling," the scuttlebutt in Zionsville is that the reasons the popular bistro has gone dark have more to do with irreconcilable differences than obsolete appliances.

Running a busy restaurant is no simple matter, and it's a sad fact that many partnerships don't survive the pressure cooker of management. In this case it's a family business, so one can hold out hope that sisters Jeni and Shari Jenkins have had fallings-out and reconciliations before, and will at least remain friends after the dust settles.

It's too early for a requiem quite yet (let's hope!), but ever since its humble beginnings in the old ice cream shop this restaurant has been an asset to the village with its imaginative and excellent cuisine, way-above-average wine list, and vibrant atmosphere. Zionsville just wouldn't be the same without Brix -- we wish them well, and hope for the best.
M. Zane Grey, 7:09 PM