‘Sorry for the inconvenience’: 3 area restaurants that closed in January

The community was saddened when a family-owned restaurant closed in January and employees of a national chain found themselves locked out when they showed up for work.

Here’s a look at area closings in restaurant news.



Brookville Grille 

The owners of the Brookville Grille announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page recently that they have sold the business after more than 12 years because of illness.

The restaurant at 428 N. Wolf Creek St. is temporarily closed, and will reopen under new ownership after renovations and installation of new kitchen equipment, owners Jeff, Melissa, John and Mikayla Van Brederode wrote.

“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.”

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Credit: Marshall Gorby/Breaking News Staff

Credit: Marshall Gorby/Breaking News Staff

Employees of the Dayton-area IHOP restaurants that abruptly closed this month were told on Jan. 22 that the restaurants would be reopening in perhaps a month, although they were given no target date for a return to work.

The franchise owner of three Dayton-area IHOP locations — in Beavercreek, Huber Heights and Springfield — is “unable to continue operating,” and the restaurant chain is exploring options to get the padlocked restaurants reopened, an IHOP spokeswoman said.

All three restaurants abruptly shut down and their entrances were chained and padlocked overnight. Signs on the door of the Beavercreek and Springfield locations tell customers those restaurants are “temporarily closed until further notice.”

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Beef O’Brady’s 

Credit: Provided

Credit: Provided

The last day for Beef O’Brady’s at 3347 Seajay Drive in the Beaver Valley Shopping Center was Jan. 17, according to Beef O’Brady’s owner Bill DeFries.

The restaurant transitioned into Wings Sports Bar & Grille the next day.

DeFries opened his first Beef O’Brady’s franchise in Centerville in 2004, which he sold in 2011. The sale of the Beavercreek location will mark the end of his restaurant career, Defries said in a release.

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