“Fortunately, I was able to find a local family, Justin and Jamie Izor, who are interested in purchasing the restaurant, to continue some of our traditions, and create some of their own.”
Jeff Van Brederode confirmed the sale and the details of the post to this news outlet Monday morning.
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“My family will continue to operate the restaurant through this coming Thursday, January 31,” Jeff Van Brederode wrote. “After the close of business on Thursday, The Brookville Grille will be closed for a few days, for some redecorating, and the installation of new equipment. ... Please join us in welcoming the new owners when The Brookville Grille reopens. We wish them great success, as they begin their own journey, and a new chapter in their lives.”
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The post drew more than 150 comments within 24 hours. Here’s a sampling:
- "Thank you for serving us in such an inviting hometown restaurant with a fun atmosphere and fabulous food!"
- "We have always enjoyed dining there! We wish you the best and we will be happy to support the next owners!"
- "What a pleasure it has been to know your family! Thanks for all the wonderful memories."
- "That is sad to hear but certainly understand as the time devoted to a family business requires a lot of dedication and extremely hard work. Thank you so much for what you and your family have provided Brookville and we will continue to support the new owners."
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The Van Brederodes invited customers to share memories or photos that will go into a scrapbook and to come in for a meal prior to 8 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, check the Brookville Grille Facebook page or call the restaurant at (937) 833-1940.